Some 40% of the students have only completed five-six weeks training (compared to the standard 32 weeks).
There are early reports from gardaí of a drop in 999 calls and a general reduction in policing demands as Covid-19 sees a mass closure of pubs, fewer cars on the road and people staying indoors.
Garda anti-gang units have delivered a blow to one of the country’s biggest drug traffickers
Garda bosses are examining how police forces abroad are dealing with enforcing Covid-19 public health directions, but do not anticipate arresting people who gather in groups.
They seized nine jackets worth in the region of €8,000, two designer handbags valued at around €2,000 and a man bag worth costing around €700.
The number of new cases involving gardaí being suspended from duty has jumped three-fold in the last three years.
Middle ranking gardaí have asked Garda HQ about its plans in the event of the spread of coronavirus among members.
Frontline gardaí in Cork have welcomed moves to almost double the size of the city’s sex crime unit.
An Garda Síochána is going through what is thought to be its biggest ever management clear-out with around a fifth of its senior officers leaving this year.
The Garda security and intelligence section is to be hard hit this year with the departure of the majority of its top officers.
More than €37m was spent on Garda overtime across Dublin last year.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said that drugs represent an “immediate and imminent” issue for the public, despite all the successes his organisation has had against gangs.
Officers from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, supported by the Special Crime Task Force, swooped on two vehicles on the Naas Road in south Dublin on Tuesday.
More than 100 newly promoted garda sergeants have been allocated to their positions.
Garda anti-gang units have seized around €400,000 in cash from an Eastern European organised crime network.
More than 3,500 people have completed a government public consultation survey on updating laws on hate speech and hate crime.
More than 600 insurance policies are now in the process of being cancelled under the Garda operation, codenamed PUCA.
Seven people were arrested in the North over two days in what the PSNI said was their largest money laundering operation ever.
Armed gardaí are warning they do not have adequate resources to monitor ongoing emergencies in the country.
Gardaí have recovered further human remains, believed to be a decapitated head, in a burnt-out car found overnight.
A post mortem on the remains, due to start soon, will also check for any identifying features, such as tattoos, birthmarks or scars, garda sources said.
Officials travelling to Dublin for the meeting with Shane Ross include UEFA's General Secretary and its Financial Director.
The decision follows high-level meetings between Garda bosses and the ODCE after Sports Ireland referred, last November, an independent audit of FAI finances it commissioned to Garda HQ.
Gardaí said the car left the road and struck a lampost in the Templeogue area of south Dublin at around 1.30am on Tuesday.
Garda representatives have raised fresh concerns for the safety of members after the latest incident left one garda with a broken arm and another garda bitten.
People are being warned of an upsurge in scams in the run-up to Christmas.
Gardaí are warning sex workers about a roaming gang of men who are booking as individual clients but turning up in a group and violently robbing them of their earnings and valuables.
Police believe computers, phones and documentation seized from a “safe house” used by the suspected orchestrator of the abduction of Kevin Lunney could have “significant potential” in unearthing evidence.
The Criminal Assets Bureau has seized a range of high-value assets from a cross border group believed to be linked to the Essex smuggling deaths of 39 people.
The Policing Authority is ordering a review of the Garda adult caution scheme, in which adults are given a caution, rather than prosecuted in the courts, for less serious crimes.
Frontline garda supervisors in Cork city have warned that the biggest ever restructuring of An Garda Siochana since its foundation will remove policing resources away from the outlying areas into the centre.
Garda security services have seized almost 160kg of explosives and arrested more than 90 people in operations targeting dissident republicans in the last four years.
There was a shocked reaction in the political world during the week when details of a protection racket emerged in court.
Recorded violent crime, including sexual offences, as well as drug and fraud crimes saw significant increases in the last year.
More than 460 gardaí have so far being disciplined in relation to the failure to prosecute almost 3,500 juvenile offenders, it has emerged.
The process of amalgamating garda regions has already begun as gardaí usher in the biggest restructuring of the force in the history of the State.
The nine Garda divisions that have lost their divisional headquarters have been revealed following an announcement by Garda HQ.
Frontline gardaí say plans need to be urgently published on how the organisation is going to police the border and staff checkpoints in a crash-out Brexit.
Staffing problems are hitting garda armed support units, the national fraud unit, divisional squads tasked with investigating sexual and domestic crimes, and regional cyber crime units.
A network of 19 “mini police forces” is to be set up across the country under a massive restructuring of the Garda organisation.
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