Policing



Ombudsman finds RUC failed to investigate 1969 killings

The RUC failed to effectively investigate the killings of four people by police officers at the start of the Troubles in 1969, the Police Ombudsman has found.

Published 6 May 2021

Draft bill to provide legal basis for use of 'bodycams' published

The draft heads of legislation providing a legal basis for the deployment and use of body-worn cameras by An Garda Síochána have been published following government approval.

Published 30 April 2021

Government sets out bill for 'most wide-ranging policing reform in a generation'

The draft heads of legislation providing for the "most wide-ranging and coherent reform of policing in a generation" have been published.

Published 28 April 2021

Garda compensation claims to be brought into PIAB process

Compensation claims by gardaí for injuries sustained in the line of duty will be brought within the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) process under new legislation.

Published 23 April 2021

Court of Appeal: €7,500 award for false imprisonment upheld against gardaí

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána against an award of damages for false imprisonment, rejecting arguments that damages for unlawful detention could not be awarded where the plaintiff would have been lawfully detained if correct procedures were followed.

Published 20 April 2021

Policing Authority has proved 'effective' in first five years

The Policing Authority established itself as an effective oversight body in its first five years of operation, an internal review has concluded.

Published 15 April 2021

McEntee to meet Nkencho family

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today meet the family of George Nkencho, whose killing by gardaí in December prompted protests across the country.

Published 14 April 2021

Gardaí cleared of mishandling complaint over judge's behaviour

An investigation has cleared gardaí of mishandling a complaint from a woman who reportedly accused a judge of inappropriate behaviour towards her.

Published 8 April 2021

Department of Justice urged to develop counter-corruption strategy

The Department of Justice must develop a strategy to address the threat posed by corruption in the criminal justice sector, the Garda Inspectorate has urged.

Published 25 March 2021

Technical bill to facilitate 'full rollout' of new Garda operating model

Technical legislation is set to be brought forward to facilitate the "full rollout" of An Garda Síochána's new operating model.

Published 24 March 2021

Controversial spit hoods rolled out further despite calls for phasing-out

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".

Published 4 March 2021

Report suggests legal advice for child suspects should be made mandatory

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.

Published 3 March 2021

Police Federation to launch judicial review over suspension of officer

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.

Published 2 March 2021

PSNI use of discretion and penalty notices has improved

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.

Published 18 February 2021

Lawyers among Policing Authority nominees

Four people, including a solicitor and a barrister, have been nominated by ministers for appointment to the Policing Authority.

Published 10 February 2021