Policing

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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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A new pilot programme will see the PSNI share information with schools where there have been instances of domestic abuse involving a child. Under the pilot, officers will be allowed to pass on relevant information to the school the child attends so that the right support can be put in place.

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People who have submitted complaints to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have been invited to share their experience for the first time in a study ahead of the watchdog's restructuring. Dr Vicky Conway, one of Ireland's leading researchers on policing, has invited people

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