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Legal and technology experts will give evidence to the Oireachtas justice committee today on plans to legislate for the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) by gardaí. The committee will carry out pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Garda Síochána (Record

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Gardaí should continue to prosecute some low-level offences despite the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (CoFPI) recommending an end to the practice, a government review has concluded. Ministers had previously accepted the recommendation of CoFPI, which said in its 2018 report:

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New legislation is to be introduced to permit gardaí to swiftly access criminal evidence in digital form. The Criminal Justice (Protection, Preservation and Access to Data on Information Systems) Bill 2024 will allow law enforcement authorities like An Garda Síochána to request

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Landmark legislation reforming the governance and oversight of An Garda Síochána has completed its final stage in the Dáil. The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill 2023 implements a number of key recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (Co

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An Garda Síochána and the Policing Authority have announced funding for a research project focused on the wellbeing of gardaí. The collaboration between the Policing Authority and An Garda Síochána in designing, awarding, and managing the research project is the fi

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Controversial plans to let gardaí use facial recognition technology (FRT) will be expanded to help assist in the identification of rioters, the government has announced.

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Legislation paving the way for An Garda Síochána to begin rolling out bodycams on frontline gardaí next year has been passed by the Oireachtas. The Garda Síochána (Recording Devices) Bill 2022 establishes a statutory framework for the use of recording devices to su

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The UK Supreme Court this month rejected an appeal challenging a decision which found that police officers and staff in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were historically underpaid holiday pay since 1998, up to a total value of £30 million. Delivering the judgment, Lord Kitchin an

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Jon Boutcher, the former Bedfordshire Police chief constable leading Operation Kenova, has been confirmed as interim chief constable of the PSNI. The Northern Ireland Policing Board confirmed the appointment yesterday after it was approved by Northern Ireland secretary Chris Heaton-Harris.

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Jon Boutcher, the former Bedfordshire Police chief constable leading Operation Kenova, is to be appointed as interim chief constable of the PSNI, according to reports. Mr Boutcher is the head of the long-running investigation into the alleged activities of the Provisional IRA informer codenamed "Sta

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