Only a third of the country’s network of over 560 Garda stations has experienced an increase in staffing levels in the past five years, despite almost 2,800 extra gardaí joining the force over the period.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
TOM Russell was recently thrilled to receive a package in the post from his old friend, Bob Dylan. Dylan had his people send his fellow songwriter a case of his new Heaven’s Door whiskey. Wrapped around the bottles were the lyrics to ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, stylised so that it seemed Dylan had himself scribbled all over the printed words with a pen.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
Donegal-town-based Garda Joanne Doherty said she would never forget the night she and Robbie McCallion were investigating a car theft when he was run down by a driver attempting to escape the scene.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
It’s 21 years ago now, but Clare’s league semi-final performance against Cork in 1998 has long been cast into hurling folklore, as much for what we didn’t do, or were supposed to have done beforehand, than anything to do with the final score.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
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.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
An Garda Siochána has just 24 hours to confirm it is tax compliant to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee amid an ongoing Revenue examination of its accounts in response to the Garda College financial scandal.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
The Garda Ombudsman has bluntly told the justice minister that if its staffing is not significantly increased it would “undoubtedly result” in the organisation’s failure to meet its obligations to the public.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
It was claimed the car which veered across the road and ploughed into Ms Kenneally’s car did so after a psychiatric patient who was a front seat passenger allegedly grabbed the wheel of the car, being driven by his sister.
Tue, 13 Feb, 2018
The driver of a car which crashed into a teacher’s car killing her parents screamed and blacked out when her passenger, a psychiatric patient, allegedly grabbed her steering wheel, the High Court heard today.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
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.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017