Policing

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Garda enforcement powers should not be reintroduced as part of the partial reinstatement of COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said. The civil liberties group reiterated the position it has held since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis that public he

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The Policing Authority has raised concerns over the conduct of gardaí at a controversial and high-profile eviction in Dublin last week. Video footage which went viral on social media shows the nine tenants of the property on Berkeley Road in Phibsborough being evicted by private security pers

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A new information sharing agreement has been struck between the PSNI and the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI). The new memorandum follows months of discussions prompted by police failures to disclose "significant" evidence related to legacy cases to the watchdog.

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Human rights group Liberty has won a ground-breaking legal challenge in the UK against police use of facial recognition technology. In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal agreed with Liberty’s submissions, on behalf of Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, 37, and found South Wales Police

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An Garda Síochána's response to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 crisis is "the best it has ever been in Ireland", a new report suggests. The Policing Authority yesterday published its half-year assessment of policing performance, which highlights in particular the success of Operati

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Two retired police officers identified as suspects in fatal shootings during riots in Belfast at the start of the Troubles will not be prosecuted, the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has said. Prosecutors examined the deaths of 20-year-old Hugh McCabe, nine-year-old Patrick Rooney and 28-year-old S

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Justice Minister Helen McEntee has reaffirmed the new government's commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. The commission, chaired by Kathleen O’Toole, former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate, issued its final report nearl

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The chair of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland has urged US police forces to look to Ireland for lessons on police reform. Kathleen O'Toole was chief of the Seattle Police Department when she was appointed in 2018 to lead the high-profile review of An Garda Síochána.

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The PSNI is facing renewed calls to suspend its use of spit hoods following new evidence that they provide no protection from COVID-19 and could in fact increase the risk of infection. The controversial restraint devices were made more widely available to officers at the end of March by Chief C

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The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has launched an investigation into the PSNI's enforcement of public health regulations at large public gatherings, including recent Black Lives Matter protests. The investigation will consider whether police have been consistent in their approach to issuing

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The PSNI has "questions to answer" after taking a light-touch approach to far-right protests in Belfast a week after fining dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters, a solicitor has said. Hundreds of people attended a Belfast rally to "protect our statues" on Saturday, one of a handful of events orga

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Lawyers, policing experts and community representatives will reflect on the policing of COVID-19 in Ireland in an online webinar tomorrow afternoon. The free event, moderated by Dr Vicky Conway, associate professor at DCU School of Law, will consider the "exceptional positives being achieved" by An

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