Policing



Only one in ten reported sexual offences lead to criminal charges

Just over one in ten of sexual offences reported to gardaí last year led to a suspect being charged, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Published 4 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Garda Commissioner’s failure to respond was 'deficient to a serious degree'

The Commissioner of An Garda Síochána has lost an appeal against an order quashing the decision to request the resignation of a Garda accused of sexual assault.

Published 27 November 2019

Policing Authority chairperson Josephine Feehily to step down

The Policing Authority's chairperson, Josephine Feehily, will step down at the end of her term next month, according to reports.

Published 27 November 2019

PSNI granted permission to appeal landmark ruling on legacy investigations

The PSNI has been granted permission to appeal a landmark ruling on legacy investigations to the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 November 2019

Court of Appeal: Damages awarded to Jordan family reduced on appeal

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has won an appeal against a £7,500 damages award over delays in progressing the inquest of the death of Pearse Jordan.

Published 18 November 2019

Collapse of devolution rules out proposed cross-border crime agency

A new cross-border crime agency is not "practicably possible" due to the collapse of devolution in Northern Ireland, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 11 November 2019

Former justice minister calls for new north-south policing body

Former justice minister Dermot Ahern has called for the consideration of a new north-south body focused on policing in order to crack down on cross-border crime.

Published 7 November 2019

Met unlawfully banned London protests by Extinction Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police unlawfully banned London protests by environmental movement Extinction Rebellion last month, the High Court in London has ruled.

Published 7 November 2019

Policing Authority to review Garda adult caution scheme

The Policing Authority has today announced that it has commissioned a review of the An Garda Síochána adult caution scheme.

Published 18 October 2019

England: Watchdog chief warns criminal justice system 'dysfunctional and defective'

The criminal justice system in England and Wales is "now dysfunctional and defective, broken and on-the-floor", policing watchdog chief Sir Thomas Winsor has warned.

Published 17 September 2019

Gardaí planning raids on solicitors' offices as part of insurance fraud crackdown

Gardaí are planning a number of raids on solicitors' offices as part of a crackdown on insurance fraud, according to reports.

Published 16 September 2019

Around 35,000 under-18s stopped and searched by PSNI officers since 2010

Around 35,000 children have been stopped and searched by PSNI officers in the past nine years with little benefit for community safety, a major stop and search policing conference will hear today.

Published 4 September 2019

Watchdog to investigate treatment of people in Garda custody

The treatment of people in Garda custody will be subject to an independent review announced today by the Garda Inspectorate.

Published 29 August 2019

Landmark restructuring of An Garda Síochána will 'reduce bureaucracy'

The landmark restructuring of An Garda Síochána announced today will "reduce bureaucracy" and lead to a "more agile and responsive police service", Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 22 August 2019

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