Two garda inspectors are challenging disciplinary sanctions against them after they were found to be in neglect of duty in relation to the investigation into claims by a woman that her foster brother sexually abused her in the 1960s and 1970s.
Before former PSNI officer Drew Harris was appointed Garda commissioner last September there was, at best, a mixed reaction from within the force to the idea of an outsider leading it — especially one who had not navigated the rites of passage studded along the road from Templemore to the Phoenix Park.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has sought a report from the Garda Commissioner in relation to the circumstances surrounding a fatal road collision in Co Monaghan, in which a garda was also seriously injured.
The effectiveness of the Policing Authority has been constrained by uncertainty of the respective oversight roles between it and the Minister for Justice, according to the head of the Garda watchdog body.
Sentencing of pop singer Rihanna's former security chief for harassing a garda with threatening text messages has been postponed pending a Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) investigation into his arrest.
The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission must apply to the High Court for transcripts relating to appearances before the Special Criminal Court of Adrian Crevan Mackin, who shot dead Garda Anthony Golden in 2015 before killing himself.