Policing



Johanna O'Leary to lead Garda anti-corruption unit

Chief Superintendent Johanna O'Leary has been appointed to lead a new An Garda Síochána unit aimed at stamping out corruption inside the police force.

Published 14 August 2019

Former garda was dismissed in 1980s for alleged homosexual activity

A former garda who was dismissed in 1982 has received formal acknowledgement that he was sacked because of his "alleged homosexual activity".

Published 9 August 2019

Solicitor John Wadham appointed human rights advisor to NI Policing Board

Solicitor John Wadham has been appointed as human rights advisor to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

Published 31 July 2019

Man wrongfully arrested following serious attack on fiancée awarded over €1 million

A man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of attacking his fiancée, even though she insisted it was another man, has been awarded over €1 million by a High Court jury.

Published 30 July 2019

Dr Johnny Connolly addresses Policing Authority community safety oversight event

Drugs and gang crime expert Dr Johnny Connolly, a research fellow at University of Limerick School of Law, addressed a Policing Authority meeting this morning on community safety oversight.

Published 25 July 2019

England: Police force challenges rule forcing new recruits to obtain degrees

A rule mandating that police officers have degrees could remove 4,000 recruits from the front line, one force has claimed as it seeks judicial review of the policy.

Published 12 July 2019

Former garda who faced dismissal over premarital sex receives apology

A former garda who faced dismissal in the early 1980s after having a child out of wedlock has received an apology from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Published 17 June 2019

Garda Inspectorate launches probe into gardaí counter-corruption practices

The Garda Inspectorate has commenced its first self-initiated inspection, examining counter corruption practices within An Garda Síochána.

Published 14 June 2019

Full-time nurses to be introduced in all PSNI custody units next year

All PSNI custody suites are set to have on-site nurses by next September, bringing Northern Ireland in line with most UK police forces.

Published 4 June 2019

Legislation to codify arrest, search and detention powers coming to Cabinet this year

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan told a law conference this morning that he plans to bring legislative proposals to the Cabinet this year to codify powers of arrest, search and detention.

Published 26 April 2019

Garda criticised by Policing Authority for 'repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering'

An Garda Síochána has come under sharp criticism from the Policing Authority in a new report which says the organisation is "repeatedly over-promising and under-delivering".

Published 11 April 2019