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'I had to clear my name' - Retired garda says he's been falsely accused of abuse

Irish Examiner - ‎14 hours ago‎
Frank Mullen, a founder of the Garda Representative Association, has told the Irish Examiner that all of the allegations made against him are completely false.

Policing authority says benefits of garda body cameras 'mixed'

Irish Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority would be guided by the Garda Commissioner on whether there would be a widespread roll out of the cameras.

Mayo now has less garda vehicles than it had in 2012

Connaught Telegraph - ‎May 2, 2016‎
THE number of vehicles assigned to An Garda Siochana in Mayo has not increased despite a sum of €34 million being invested in the fleet nationally since 2012, it has been revealed.

Garda Whistleblower is disciplined over pipebomb find

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
REPORT: Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald is preparing to publish the findings of the Commission of 1 REPORT: Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald is preparing to publish the findings of the Commission of Investigation into claims of garda misconduct.

Burglary rates halve over garda checks

Irish Examiner - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The incidents of non-aggravated burglary in the Cork City, Cork North, and Cork West garda divisions have reduced by 42% in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period last year, the Cork County joint policing committee (JPC) was told.
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Elite garda units could soon be forced to work out of prefabs

Irish Independent - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Harcourt Square houses specialist Garda units including the Special Detective Unit, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, CAB, the Fraud Bureau and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, among others.

Former garda Brendan Doyle on panic attacks - 'I would wake up thinking my bed was soaked in blood the suspect was ...

Irish Independent - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Having been injured in the course of his work, former garda Brendan Doyle began to suffer panic attacks and sleeplessness. He tells our reporter that when all else failed, he turned to extreme sport, and that did the trick ...

Double garda killer who wanted to return to prison is jailed after break-ins

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Notorious garda killer Patrick McCabe and his victims Garda Henry Byrne, left, and Garda 4 Notorious garda killer Patrick McCabe and his victims Garda Henry Byrne, left, and Garda John Morley Garda Henry Byrne Garda John Morley Patrick McCann has ...

Garda appeal for missing woman

Meath Chronicle - ‎5 hours ago‎
Sandra was last seen in Navan on Saturday 30th April. She is described as 5ft 5” in height with blonde hair and may be in possession of green rucksack.

Online system to cut Garda vetting time to five days

Irish Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” system which went live on Friday.

Garda chief in discussions over kiosk in Limerick city

Limerick Leader - ‎May 1, 2016‎
THE head of the Limerick garda division says he has yet to make a decision on proposals to open a garda kiosk in the city centre, writes David Hurley.
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Armed garda units on high alert in city

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
1 SLASHED: Derek 'Del Boy' Hutch was target of prison knife attack just weeks after his brother was shot dead in Spain. Garda fear a massive "spectacular" is imminent to avenge the rising death toll on one side of the vicious gangland feud that has ...
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An Garda Síochána: A test of leadership

Irish Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
After years of budgetary cuts, the latest murder in the Kinihan/Hutch feud has renewed debate over the capacity - or otherwise - of the Garda to act as a robust obstacle to organised crime. But there is no simple conclusion to this issue nor any set of ...

Leroy Dumbrell jailed for assault, threat to harm garda

Irish Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A Dublin man with a “history of very serious violence” who stamped on a man and threatened to kill a garda has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Man was unrecognisable to Garda after 'savage assault'

Sligo Champion - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The men, Pugh and Philips, were both arrested at 3.40am and taken to Sligo Garda Station. Pugh was subsequently brought from the Garda Station to Sligo University Hospital after complaining that his ankle was sore from kicking Mr Casey in the head.

Afghan national accused of assaulting Limerick garda is anxious to return home

Limerick Leader - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
AN Afghan national who gardai believe has shown an “extraordinary desire” to leave the country was refused bail after he was charged with assaulting a garda. Yusef Nashemi, aged 36, who has an address at Lord Edward Street in the city is accused of ...

Opinion: Garda Commissioner misses opportunity to make case for resources

Irish Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The authority - which is appointed by the government - cannot negotiate the budget for the Garda Síochána. It can only approve policing plans with the consent of the Minister for Justice.

Callan to finally have Garda sergeant again

Kilkenny People - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Stretched Garda resources in recent years havemeant that a city-based sergeant has been trying to manage both areas. Now, the Chairman of Kilkenny's Joint Policing Committee Patrick McKee has welcomed Garda HQ's intention to appoint a full-time Garda ...
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Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe 'right in belief he was set up'

Irish Examiner - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had reason to believe he was being “set up” by members of An Garda Síochána , the O'Higgins report into allegations of garda malpractice has ruled. The report, which has been delivered to the Department of Justice, ...

Retired garda found guilty of lying in GSOC investigation into Valentine's Day card containing bullet and thong

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
O'Brien had pleaded not guilty to giving false or misleading information to the Garda Siochtana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) on September 10, 2012.
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