Policing



Court of Appeal: Failure to record basis for stop and search breached Article 8 ECHR

A man who was repeatedly stopped and searched under the Justice and Security (NI) Act 2007 has been granted a declaration that the PSNI, in failing to record the basis for searches carried out in 2013, acted in breach of the man’s right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 ECHR.

Published 26 February 2020

Police officer rapped for recording private area of solicitor's office

A police officer has been rapped for recording a private area of a Belfast solicitor's office without informing the lawyer.

Published 14 February 2020

Gardaí gain access to Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court

Gardaí have gained access to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the Labour Court to resolve industrial relations disputes.

Published 3 February 2020

Police roll-out of live facial recognition in London criticised by rights groups

The roll-out of live facial recognition technology across London has come under sharp criticism from human rights and civil liberties groups.

Published 28 January 2020

Garda targets missed due to 'strain' on accommodation, training and ICT

An Garda Síochána is "under strain" in areas including accommodation, training capacity, bringing in skilled resources, and introducing new ICT systems, the Garda Commissioner has said.

Published 23 December 2019

Bob Collins named new chairperson of Policing Authority

Policing Authority member Bob Collins has been named as the watchdog's new chairperson.

Published 19 December 2019

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