Policing

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The Policing Authority has published its review of 2021 which provides an overview of the breadth and depth of the work it has undertaken this year. The review highlights key areas of focus for the Authority’s oversight, as well as providing data relating to senior Garda appointments, public c

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Judge Rory MacCabe has been nominated by ministers for appointment as the next chairperson of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). Currently a Circuit Court judge, he will also be elevated to the High Court "in light of the significance of the role", justice minister Helen M

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Gardaí are influencing the selection of criminal defence solicitors for detainees in the absence of a consistent and transparent process, new research suggests. A new paper by legal academics Professor Yvonne Daly and Dr Vicky Conway, published in the Journal of Law and Society, explores the

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Proposals for improved garda oversight are essential to the garda reform process and must not be watered down, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) will tell legislators this week. Doireann Ansbro, head of legal and policy for ICCL, will address the Oireachtas justice committee on Wednesday

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The High Court has dismissed an application to hold police responsible for dismantling a dangerous bonfire, finding that the threat of “widespread unrest” outweighed the effects of the anti-social and unlawful behaviour. The emergency application was brought by AB, who lives in the vicin

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A judge with oversight of speeding ticket cancellations has said he is "uneasy" about gardaí claiming exemptions for speeding on their way to and from court hearings. Judge Matthew Deery, the independent oversight authority for the Garda fixed charge processing system (FCPS) cancellation poli

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Serving and retired judges of the superior courts have been invited to express interest in appointment as the next chairperson of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). Justice minister Heather Humphreys yesterday launched the process to find a replacement for Ms Justice Mary

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Plans to give more powers to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to investigate wrongdoing by gardaí have reportedly been criticised as "draconian" by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Mr Harris told the Oireachtas justice committee that gardaí under investigatio

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The Metropolitan Police could adopt a gender-neutral uniform for all police officers following a consultation of officers. The UK's largest police force said it would consult staff ahead of the contract with its current uniform provider expiring in 2023.

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A new Garda unit dedicated to investigating insurance fraud will be established next month, according to reports. The new Insurance Fraud Coordination Office (IFCO) will be launched in mid-September and put under the control of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), the Irish Independent

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