Fewer victims of crime and more reporting, survey shows

Crime victim rates have fallen significantly in the last three years and more victims are reporting to gardaí, a survey shows.

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Auditors: Garda ‘culture of conformity strong’

It will take “some time” for people with a critical viewpoint inside An Garda Síochána to be fully accepted as “constructive and loyal members”, the organisation’s audit body has said.

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Criminal Assets Bureau seize 10 vehicles worth over €70,000 each in Dublin

Ten high-end sports vehicles have been seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau at a motor dealership in Dublin 10.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to alleged sexual assault in Kildare

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an alleged sexual assault in Co Kildare.

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Man threatened gardaí with ‘Glock and bullets’

Gardaí were threatened by a man claiming to have “a Glock and six bullets” when they responded to the report of a woman assaulted at an apartment in Cork City. Armed gardaí had to assist at an increasingly volatile scene.

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‘PR put before garda motorbikes’

An order of new garda motorcycles has been ditched by management looking for ways of “freeing up” money to pay for a rebranding of the Traffic Corps in the wake of the breath-testing scandal.

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Deadline to apply for gardaí roles extended after technical difficulties

The deadline for applications to join the An Garda Síochána has been extended until midday tomorrow.

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EU to decide Garda age row

A legal row over which State body should examine claims of discrimination arising from maximum age limits on new entrants to the gardaí will become before the EU’s top court today .

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Garda behaviour warnings to children drop by 85%

There has been an 85% drop in the number of behaviour warnings issued to children by gardaí in the last 10 years.

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Less than half of all gardaí go on patrol duties

Less than half of all gardaí on duty were engaged in patrolling and high-visibility policing last year, an internal garda audit has found.

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‘Very little documentation’ to justify continuing contract for IT services to Garda

There was “very little documentation” provided to justify continuing a multimillion-euro contract for the provision of IT services to An Garda Síochána, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

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Gardaí use personal emails for work issues

Gardaí have used private email accounts to send and receive messages relating to their work, and the force has no record of these correspondences, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

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Five candidates in running for top Garda role

Five candidates are in the running for the Garda commissioner job, the Irish Examiner understands.

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Gardaí criticised over handling of multimillion-euro IT contracts

A contract with accountancy firm Accenture was worth €26m in 2016 alone.

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Gardaí like ‘second-class citizens’

Gardaí, furious at being excluded from the Criminal Justice Victims of Crime Act enacted last November, claim they are being treated like second-class citizens.

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Call for more armed units in border areas

Fears have been raised there aren’t enough armed garda units in border areas to combat dissident republicans if they were to attack security posts, likely to be established in the event of a hard Brexit.

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1,000 gardaí would be needed for hard border, GRA delegates hear

At least 1,000 extra gardaí would be needed to police a hard border with the North.

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Seven gardaí died by suicide in past year

Seven gardaí have taken their own lives in the last 12 months.

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GRA calls for tactical training for gardaí

The body representing frontline Gardaí is raising concerns about how prepared we are to deal with a terror attack.

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Garda station plans in doubt due to lack of funding

Plans to build new garda stations and refurbish existing ones are being “significantly” affected because of a shortage of funding, the garda commissioner has warned.

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Garda Representative Association gets underway this evening

Tasers and body cams are expected to top the agenda at the GRA conference today.

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GRA urges supports for garda wellbeing

Better supports are needed to help frontline gardaí who are increasingly suffering from mental health problems brought on by a growing number of assaults on them and the rising pressures of the job.

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Garda investigate following discovery of man's body in Mayo

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man's body, at a flat in Charlestown in Co Mayo.

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88 Garda members who have died in duty honoured at ceremony

The 88 members of An Garda Síochána who lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered earlier.

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Man and woman released without charge in connection with death of baby in Longford

A man and a woman arrested as part of the investigation into the death of a 10 week old baby in County Longford have been released without charge.

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Justice Minister to honour 88 Garda members who have died in duty

The Justice Minister will today honour the 88 Garda members who have died in the line of duty.

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Gardaí questioning man and woman in connection with death of baby girl in Longford

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a baby in Longford on June 4 last year.

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Man arrested for dangerous driving following Dublin chase

A man in his mid 20s has been arrested for dangerous driving in Dublin.

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Operation Thor winter phase sees burglaries almost halved

The number of home burglaries almost halved between October and March.

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Concerns over lack of training as half of gardaí can't give chase or use siren

More than half of all front-line gardaí are not qualified to drive with flashing blue lights and cannot respond to emergency call-outs.

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Absence of garda training: Be sure you call the right guard

There was a long-standing tradition in coastal communities that those who go down to the sea to work in boats did not learn to swim.

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Three men arrested following Garda investigation into international fraud and money laundering

Gardai investigating international fraud and money laundering have arrested three men.

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Watch live: Policing Authority discuss report on 'Garda culture of fear'

The Policing Authority are hosting a live discussion on the first Garda Síochána Independent Culture Audit which was released last week.

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Gardaí investigating burglary in Clane; appeal to public for information

Gardaí in Clane are investigating a burglary that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning and are appealing to the public for any information.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man (30s) found seriously injured on Dublin street

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s was found seriously injured on a Dublin street.

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College course to prepare students for life in the gardaí announced

A college course designed to prepare students for life in An Garda Síochána has been unveiled.

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Interviews with gardaí highlight discontent

Sometimes, a study or report is important, not in what’s being said, but for who’s saying it, writes Michael Clifford

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Man accused of murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe further remanded in custody

A man accused of the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in a shooting in 2013 has been further remanded in custody for another month.

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Report shows 'a lot more work to do' to reform Garda culture

A 'culture of fear' has left gardaí unwilling to take decisions and promoted a 'cover your back' mentality across the organisation, a major review said.

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Attacks on members of An Garda Síochána becoming the norm - GRA

The Garda representative association say attacks on their members are becoming more and more common.

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Two arrested in connection with aggravated burglaries in Cavan

Gardaí have arrested two people in connection with two aggravated burglaries in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan on April 29.

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Garda hospitalised after assault with metal baseball bat in Dublin

A Garda is recovering this morning after being seriously assaulted in South Dublin on Saturday night.

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'We need at least 17,000': Renewed calls for more gardaí on the beat

There are currently just over 14,000 gardaí nationwide.

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Gardai had blood spat in their face: Kerry police chief highlights growing issue with assaults

27 gardaí in Kerry have been injured on duty since January 2017 as part of a growing issue with assaults in the first quarter of 2018.

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Latest: Man released from custody following Rosslare death

Gardaí have launched an appeal for information after an alleged fatal assault in Wexford last night.

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