An Garda Síochána



Gardaí planning raids on solicitors' offices as part of insurance fraud crackdown

Gardaí are planning a number of raids on solicitors' offices as part of a crackdown on insurance fraud, according to reports.

Published 16 September 2019

Watchdog to investigate treatment of people in Garda custody

The treatment of people in Garda custody will be subject to an independent review announced today by the Garda Inspectorate.

Published 29 August 2019

Road authorities appeal to 40,000 long-term learner drivers to sit driving test

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has appealed to tens of thousands of long-term learner permit holders to sit their driving test to make Ireland's roads safer.

Published 27 August 2019

An Garda Síochána yet to address concerns over hate crime recording

An Garda Síochána has yet to address concerns raised last year over its recording of hate crimes, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has warned.

Published 26 August 2019

Road safety watchdog concerned over Garda 'downgrading of road safety'

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has called for an urgent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris over what it views as the "downgrading of road safety" in his restructuring plans.

Published 23 August 2019

Landmark restructuring of An Garda Síochána will 'reduce bureaucracy'

The landmark restructuring of An Garda Síochána announced today will "reduce bureaucracy" and lead to a "more agile and responsive police service", Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 22 August 2019

Johanna O'Leary to lead Garda anti-corruption unit

Chief Superintendent Johanna O'Leary has been appointed to lead a new An Garda Síochána unit aimed at stamping out corruption inside the police force.

Published 14 August 2019

Dedicated anti-fraud unit not necessary to tackle insurance fraud

A dedicated anti-fraud unit in An Garda Síochána is not necessary to tackle insurance fraud, according to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

Published 21 May 2019

Garda criticised by Policing Authority for 'repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering'

An Garda Síochána has come under sharp criticism from the Policing Authority in a new report which says the organisation is "repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering".

Published 11 April 2019

Plans to regulate private security enforcing court orders welcomed by civil rights group

Plans to regulate private security personnel employed to enforce court orders have been welcomed by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).

Published 10 April 2019

High Court: Judge refuses to grant Isaac Wunder order sought by Commissioner of An Garda Síochána

In a long-running dispute involving a former member of An Garda Síochána who complained of bullying and sexual harassment in 2009, Mr Justice Senan Allen has granted an order declaring that the former Garda cannot re-litigate claims already dealt with in the superior court but has refused much broader orders sought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

Published 9 April 2019

Drew Harris challenged to clarify details of car crash at Garda HQ

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been challenged to clarify the details of a car crash at An Garda Síochána's headquarters following conflicting reports about the incident.

Published 8 April 2019

Muslim gardaí to be allowed to wear the hijab

An Garda Síochána has announced it will follow in the footsteps of its Scottish and Northern Ireland counterparts by allowing Muslim gardaí to wear the hijab.

Published 4 April 2019

High Court: Garda awarded over €40,000 for finger broken by violent detainee

A member of An Garda Síochána has been awarded over €40,000 in damages for an injury to his finger caused by a detainee who became violent while being photographed and fingerprinted.

Published 8 February 2019

Dr Vicky Conway and Paul Mageean appointed to Policing Authority

Prominent legal academic Dr Vicky Conway and solicitor Paul Mageean have been appointed to the Policing Authority.

Published 30 January 2019