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# simon-byrne - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

# simon-byrne - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

PSNI chief says Sinn Féin appearance at police recruitment drive 'seismic and historic'

Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said the PSNI had to be “reflective of the community it serves”.

# simon-byrne - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen

The photo, which Simon Byrne posted on Twitter, attracted considerable criticism.

# simon-byrne - Friday 27 December, 2019

'This is the stark reality': PSNI chief defends use of machine guns in Christmas Day tribute photo

The photograph, taken in Crossmaglen in Co Armagh, drew criticism yesterday.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 26 December, 2019

PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen

Both the SDLP and Sinn Féin have criticised the Christmas Day Twitter post.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 19 December, 2019

PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said more officers are needed for front-line policing.

# simon-byrne - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

# simon-byrne - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'The threat is changing': PSNI chief calls for extra 800 officers to help combat threat of dissidents

A viable explosive device was discovered on Monday evening in the Creggan area of Derry.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 5 September, 2019

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 22 August, 2019

'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.

# simon-byrne - Friday 24 May, 2019

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable

The former chief constable George Hamilton is retiring at the end of June.