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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

#policing

# policing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

# policing - Thursday 2 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent? Opinion

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

# policing - Friday 30 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for' Garda Reform

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'

A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.

# policing - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended An Garda Síochána

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

# policing - Monday 20 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year Safe And Sound

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

# policing - Monday 16 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland Decriminalisation

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# policing - Monday 5 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing Injecting Centres

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# policing - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime On The Lookout

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

# policing - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018 Thin Blue Line

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

# policing - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots Peregrine Watch

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

# policing - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts Frontline

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

# policing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing' Policing

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

# policing - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review Kathleen O'toole

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# policing - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed Breath Test Scandal

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# policing - Friday 6 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard Changing Of The Guard

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

# policing - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit Policing

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

# policing - Thursday 6 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny Operation Thor

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

# policing - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force Freddie Gray

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

# policing - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels Crime

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# policing - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed' Opinion

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

# policing - Monday 2 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force Thin Blue Line

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# policing - Friday 16 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest Dublin

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

# policing - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for? Policing

There's a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

And will they go to rural areas?

# policing - Monday 3 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life? Fitzgibbon Street

Is this key Dublin garda station coming back to life?

A new unit has been assigned to Fort Apache.

# policing - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child Cleared

Woman who dodged bus fare claims gardaí 'snatched' her child

Gardaí have been cleared of any alleged wrongdoing.

# policing - Saturday 27 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?

Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.

From TheJournal.ie This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy Not Having It

This TD says gardaí charged €4k to police a community event - and he's NOT happy

Gardaí made €4.7 million from policing events in 2014.

# policing - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Allow these three convicted burglars tell you how to keep your homes safe From The Horse's Mouth

# policing - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans Norway

Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans

Norway is setting up a dedicated policing unit.

# policing - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote' Policing

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# policing - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists Crime

"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

# policing - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy calls for "significant response" if Jobstown protest arrests continue Policing

Paul Murphy calls for "significant response" if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

# policing - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being the gardaí's second-in-command? On The Beat

Fancy being the gardaí's second-in-command?

The job comes with a nice salary too.

# policing - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed' Changes

Is An Garda Síochana broken beyond repair? 'No, it can be fixed'

The Minister for Justice has stressed that reforms will be put in place.

# policing - Friday 14 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy Appointments

The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties are unhappy about the process used.

# policing - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Policing 'does not have a link' with reducing the amount of drugs on our streets Drug Dealers

Policing 'does not have a link' with reducing the amount of drugs on our streets

That is the opinion of a study commissioned by the country’s drugs advisory board.

# policing - Friday 5 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One day's policing in Belfast last month cost more than £300,000 PSNI

One day's policing in Belfast last month cost more than £300,000

PSNI Chief Constable today issued a report to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

# policing - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan Child Protection

Ombudsman for Children should have a role in new Independent Policing Authority – Logan

She also called for an independent audit of 700 cases where children were removed from their families by gardaí.

# policing - Sunday 24 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 'We're here to deal with the rotten apples': Thousands rally over chokehold death in New York Policing

'We're here to deal with the rotten apples': Thousands rally over chokehold death in New York

An unarmed black man died after being put into a chokehold by a police officer.

# policing - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner Gsoc

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

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