In his first public comments since being appointed, Bob Collins said the authority will be “unrelenting and undeviating” in using its statutory powers to advise the minister of justice of any such danger.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has directed senior officers to examine 3,400 gardaí — around a quarter of all members — to see if disciplinary issues arise for failing to prosecute almost 8,000 criminal offences by juveniles over an eight-year period.
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has launched an investigation into the temporary loss of a Garda sub-machine gun and ammunition, citing reports of an “apparent lack of security” in the incident.
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.
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Gardaí have been accused of attempting to “bury” the reasons for the fake breath tests scandal after it emerged the report into the controversy will now not be published until next month — after the Dáil breaks up for the summer.
Fine Gael is to seek the help of Fianna Fáil in the coming days to stop Sinn Féin’s campaign to force the resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.
The Garda Commissioner yesterday said she has written to the Government calling for the “immediate appointment” of 46 senior officers — saying that the continuing vacancies posed “profound risks” to policing and security services.