Policing



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

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