Policing

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Technical legislation is set to be brought forward to facilitate the "full rollout" of An Garda Síochána's new operating model. Ministers today published the general scheme of the Criminal Justice (Garda Síochána Operating Model) Bill, which will eliminate legislative imp

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Controversial spit hoods have been rolled out to thousands more PSNI officers in spite of a call from the Northern Ireland Policing Board for their use to be "phased out as soon as possible". Four NGOs – Amnesty International, the Children's Law Centre, CAJ and Include Youth – have calle

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It should be mandatory for children detained by gardaí to receive legal advice from specialist solicitors, a landmark study commissioned by the Policing Authority has suggested. A first-of-its-kind study into children's experiences of their rights during police questioning in Ireland has been

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The Police Federation for Northern Ireland has said it will launch judicial review proceedings over the suspension of a PSNI officer involved in an arrest at a memorial marking the 29th anniversary of a mass shooting. An officer was suspended from duty and another was repositioned after Mark Sykes,

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The PSNI's use of discretion and penalty notices to deal with low level offences has improved but more work remains to be done, the criminal justice watchdog has said. Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has published a follow-up review assessing progress in the implementation of reco

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Four people, including a solicitor and a barrister, have been nominated by ministers for appointment to the Policing Authority. Shalom Binchy, Elaine Byrne, Dr Donal de Buitléir and Stephen Martin are set to fill the four vacancies on the nine-member watchdog body.

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Northern Ireland's police watchdog has launched an investigation after an "altercation" involving an arrest at a memorial marking the 29th anniversary of a mass shooting. Mark Sykes, one of the survivors of the deadly 1992 shooting at the Sean Graham bookmakers on Ormeau Road, was arrested on Friday

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A female prisoner in Northern Ireland has tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has said. The positive test at Hydebank Wood College comes around four months after the first positive test of a prisoner in Northern Ireland in Maghaberry last September.

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Gardaí will now issue cautions to adults caught with small amounts of cannabis and cannabis resin in a significant expansion of the adult cautioning scheme introduced nearly 15 years ago. The scheme provides "an alternative to the prosecution of certain persons against whom there is evidence

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Ireland is set to join a major EU law enforcement system next March in a "game-changer" for Garda investigations of cross-border crime. The European Council has approved Ireland's connection to the Schengen Information System (SIS II), the largest and most widely used IT system for public security i

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An Garda Síochána made progress last year on the implementation of the policing reform plan, according to its latest annual report. The force's 2019 annual report highlights the commencement of the rolling out of A Policing Service for our Future, the government's implementation plan f

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