Lawyer buys own PPE after criticising COVID-19 custody suite

A criminal defence lawyer who criticised safety measures at a specialist COVID-19 custody suite established by the PSNI in Belfast has bought his own personal protective equipment (PPE).

Published 9 June 2020

Police received 'last-minute' powers to fine Black Lives Matter protesters

Police powers used to fine hundreds of people at Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland over the weekend came into force just hours before the protests began, it has emerged.

Published 9 June 2020

US: Minneapolis moves to 'dismantle' city police department

The US city of Minneapolis is moving towards the abolition of its police department following weeks of protest sparked by the killing of George Floyd by one of its officers.

Published 8 June 2020

Gardaí investigating Black Lives Matter protest in Dublin

Gardaí have launched an investigation into whether a Black Lives Matter protest attended by thousands of people in Dublin broke public health restrictions introduced to tackle COVID-19.

Published 3 June 2020

New Garda positions created overseas to tackle crime and terrorism

New Garda positions will be created in the US and Colombia to help tackle organised crime and terrorism, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced.

Published 1 June 2020

ICCL: Gardaí should lose coronavirus policing powers in June

Gardaí should lose the power to arrest people for failing to comply with public health guidelines in less than two weeks, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said.

Published 28 May 2020

Lawyer criticises safety measures at COVID-19 custody suite

A criminal defence lawyer has sharply criticised safety measures at a specialist COVID-19 custody suite established by the PSNI in Belfast.

Published 20 May 2020

Solicitors invited to complete survey on experiences in Garda stations during COVID-19

Criminal defence solicitors have been invited to complete a survey on their experiences in Garda stations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 5 May 2020

Justice ministers discuss cross-border policing via teleconference

Justice ministers north and south of the border have spoken via teleconference to discuss the close co-operation between An Garda Síochána and the PSNI during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 May 2020

Fall in complaints to GSOC after introduction of new Garda procedures

The number of complaints made to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) fell by nine per cent last year following the introduction of the new local intervention process.

Published 29 April 2020

PSNI budget has fallen by £200m in real terms since 2010

The PSNI's budget has fallen by more than £200 million in real terms over the past decade, according to a new report.

Published 28 April 2020

Emergency coronavirus law used in 34 arrests so far

New Garda powers under the emergency coronavirus law have been used 34 times since coming into effect earlier this month.

Published 22 April 2020

Proposals to expand use of 'live link' in custody out for consultation

Proposals to use video "live link" technology for a range of custody functions, including police interviews and the extension of detention by both police and the courts, have gone out to consultation.

Published 21 April 2020

Solicitor acts remotely for client in police interview in Northern Ireland first

A criminal defence lawyer has acted remotely for a client in a police interview in a Northern Ireland first.

Published 16 April 2020

Garda lockdown powers shouldn't be used, civil liberties experts say

New Garda powers to enforce lockdown restrictions should not be used as the consent-based approach "has been for the most part successful", civil liberties experts have said.

Published 8 April 2020