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# policing - Friday 23 October, 2020

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests

Oct 23rd 2020, 2:23 PM 16,622 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.

# policing - Friday 16 October, 2020

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

Oct 16th 2020, 7:40 AM 28,378 Views 32 Comments

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

# policing - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19
# Covid Policing
# Covid Policing

Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19

Sep 30th 2020, 7:58 PM 23,908 Views 20 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned against ‘serious escalation’ of garda powers to break up house parties in private homes.

# policing - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Legislation allowing gardaí enter homes to break up house parties 'unlikely'
# Policing
# Policing

Legislation allowing gardaí enter homes to break up house parties 'unlikely'

Aug 19th 2020, 5:41 PM 37,066 Views 72 Comments

The Health Minister has said there is evidence that house parties are resulting in a spread of Covid-19.

# policing - Thursday 6 August, 2020

August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h
# Roads
# Roads

August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h

Aug 6th 2020, 10:30 PM 40,108 Views 45 Comments

Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.

# policing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500
# Policing
# Policing

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

Jul 29th 2020, 2:33 PM 19,021 Views 17 Comments

The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.

# policing - Friday 26 June, 2020

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death
# Policing
# Policing

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

Jun 26th 2020, 7:21 AM 16,243 Views 71 Comments

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

# policing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests
# Policing
# Policing

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

Jun 16th 2020, 9:14 PM 18,072 Views 45 Comments

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

# policing - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times
# Policing
# Policing

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

Apr 28th 2020, 4:10 PM 17,081 Views 30 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

# policing - Monday 27 April, 2020

Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday
# Policing
# Policing

Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 3:37 PM 53,835 Views 89 Comments

Operation Fanacht is set to return after first being implement over the Easter weekend.

# policing - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'
# On The Beat
# On The Beat

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Mar 28th 2020, 1:09 PM 58,768 Views 97 Comments

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

# policing - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids
# Drugs
# Drugs

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Feb 1st 2020, 11:56 AM 14,098 Views 0 Comments

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.

# policing - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days
# Policing
# Policing

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days

Jan 18th 2020, 7:41 AM 34,179 Views 38 Comments

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.

# policing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year
# Non Lethal Force
# Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

Jun 13th 2019, 12:39 PM 11,041 Views 41 Comments

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# policing - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

May 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 28,705 Views 41 Comments

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

# policing - Friday 30 November, 2018

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'
# Garda Reform
# Garda Reform

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'

Nov 30th 2018, 1:48 PM 30,479 Views 62 Comments

A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.

# policing - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Updated Sep 18th 2018, 5:40 PM 18,130 Views 82 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

# policing - Monday 20 August, 2018

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year
# Safe And Sound
# Safe And Sound

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

Aug 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,146 Views 52 Comments

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

# policing - Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

Apr 16th 2018, 1:27 PM 81,110 Views 179 Comments

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# policing - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
# Injecting Centres
# Injecting Centres

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Mar 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,509 Views 31 Comments

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# policing - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime
# On The Lookout
# On The Lookout

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

Nov 18th 2017, 9:15 AM 13,738 Views 41 Comments

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

# policing - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Oct 10th 2017, 2:15 PM 10,077 Views 22 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

# policing - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots
# Peregrine Watch
# Peregrine Watch

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

Sep 26th 2017, 8:36 PM 12,930 Views 17 Comments

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

# policing - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts
# Frontline
# Frontline

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Aug 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,925 Views 34 Comments

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

# policing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'
# Policing
# Policing

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 PM 11,643 Views 33 Comments

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

# policing - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review
# Kathleen O'toole
# Kathleen O'toole

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

May 24th 2017, 8:12 PM 10,633 Views 45 Comments

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# policing - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Apr 4th 2017, 4:07 PM 16,710 Views 43 Comments

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# policing - Friday 6 January, 2017

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard
# Changing Of The Guard
# Changing Of The Guard

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Jan 6th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,823 Views 7 Comments

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

# policing - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
# Policing
# Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,179 Views 24 Comments

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# policing - Thursday 6 October, 2016

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Oct 6th 2016, 10:58 PM 83,764 Views 58 Comments

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

# policing - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force
# Freddie Gray
# Freddie Gray

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

Aug 10th 2016, 4:54 PM 11,168 Views 88 Comments

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

# policing - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

Feb 24th 2016, 2:35 PM 11,013 Views 56 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# policing - Sunday 10 January, 2016

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Jan 10th 2016, 12:00 PM 3,116 Views 105 Comments

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

# policing - Monday 2 November, 2015

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Nov 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 17,135 Views 60 Comments

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# policing - Friday 16 October, 2015

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest
# Dublin
# Dublin

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Oct 16th 2015, 7:06 AM 12,905 Views 0 Comments

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

# policing - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?
# Policing
# Policing

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

Sep 10th 2015, 10:31 PM 14,344 Views 68 Comments

And will they go to rural areas?

# policing - Monday 3 August, 2015

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?
# Fitzgibbon Street
# Fitzgibbon Street

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

Aug 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 23,679 Views 25 Comments

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

# policing - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child
# Cleared
# Cleared

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Jul 22nd 2015, 2:33 PM 21,467 Views 33 Comments

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

# policing - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Jun 27th 2015, 9:53 AM 18,019 Views 61 Comments

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Jun 27th 2015, 9:30 AM 19,412 Views 79 Comments

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

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