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Landmark legislation giving effect to the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (CoFPI) is set to be published with a view to it becoming law next year. The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill will overhaul the legal framework of accountability, governance a

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An extension of the retirement age for members of An Garda Síochána is "being considered" by government, justice minister Helen McEntee has said. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has called for the current retirement age of 60 to be increased to relieve recruitm

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Human rights lawyer Les Allamby has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Policing Board. Mr Allamby is a solicitor who has previously served as director of Law Centre NI and chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).

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A judge in the Circuit Court was incorrect in law in directing a jury to return a verdict of not guilty on a count of endangerment in circumstances where the garda investigation did not include an interview with the accused, the Supreme Court has ruled. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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The Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) will assess claims from gardaí injured as a result of malicious incidents under legislation approved by the Oireachtas. The Garda Síochána (Compensation) Bill 2021 provides for a complete overhaul of the current Garda compensation sc

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The judge with oversight of speeding ticket cancellations has said he "remains uneasy" about gardaí claiming exemptions for speeding while performing a routine duty. Judge Matthew Deery, the independent oversight authority for the Garda fixed charge processing system (FCPS) cancellation polic

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is set to intervene in a Supreme Court case concerning the reach of search warrants in relation to electronic devices. The rights body has been given permission to use its amicus curiae function in DPP vs Patrick Quirke, a case where a search warrant wa

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An action plan to counter the threat of internal corruption in An Garda Síochána has been published by the government. The implementation plan sets out how the government will respond to the 34 recommendations of a Garda Inspectorate report published in March 2021.

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Helen McEntee, the justice minister, will join a number of leading international experts later this month to discuss the oversight of national security in Ireland at a conference hosted by University of Galway's School of Law. Taking place on Friday 23 September 2022, the conference is being organis

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Plans for a new District Garda HQ in Newcastle West, Co Limerick have been unveiled by justice minister Helen McEntee. Mrs McEntee was joined by Patrick O'Donovan, the minister of state with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, to make the announcement at the site of the proposed new stati

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