Update: Gardaí issue details of car they seek in connection with man's shooting near motorway

The body of a man who was shot in Rowans Little, Walshestown in Balbriggan has been removed from the scene.

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Two arrested and firearm recovered during garda operation in Dublin

Two men have been arrested following an intelligence-led garda operation in Dublin.

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Two arrested as gardaí €550,000 worth of drugs and €20,000 in cash in Tipperary

The actions of gardaí on patrol duties in Tipperary resulted in the seizure of an estimated €550,000 worth of drugs and just over €20,000 in cash.

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Two men arrested as gardaí seize drugs and cash in Tipperary

Two men have been arrested following a seizure of drugs and money in Tipperary on Monday.

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PAC member wants Harris to clarify he gave evidence about Margiotta case

A member of the Oireachtas Public Accounts (PAC) committee is seeking to have Garda Commissioner Drew Harris clarify evidence he gave to the committee about the Margiotta case.

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Boy, 15, claims he was knocked unconscious during altercation with officers

A complaint has been made to the Garda Ombudsman after a 15-year-old claimed he was knocked unconscious during an altercation with officers.

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Garda boss Harris risks walking into a seamy mess over civilian prosecution case

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was questioned on the Margiotta case that collapsed at trial earlier this year. His answers to the PAC left a lot to be desired, writes Michael Clifford

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Two arrests following brawl at Tipperary and Waterford match

Two young men have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a Munster Senior hurling match in Co Tipperary.

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Garda Commissioner’s evidence over prosecution of civilian employee raises questions

The evidence of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month about the controversial prosecution of a civilian Garda employee, has raised some serious questions.

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Gardaí to undergo training day with RNLI

The gardaí and coast guard will today undergo a training exercise on and offshore in the vicinity of Machaire Gathlán Pier, Bunbeg, Co Donegal.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run left motorcyclist seriously injured

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Dublin over a week ago.

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Specialist team investigating 'how far and deep' alleged garda corruption goes

The specialist garda team investigating alleged corruption in the force is examining “how far and deep” the suspected criminality goes following the release of three officers.

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All three gardaí released without charge in corruption probe

The gardaí were arrested yesterday in relation to alleged links with a Munster organised crime group.

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Garda arrests could see wider probes

More gardaí may come under the scrutiny of an internal probe into alleged corruption following the dramatic arrest of three members, including a high-ranking officer.

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Gardaí warn companies about email invoice scam that has seen €4.4m stolen so far this year

Gardaí say jobs could be lost and companies could go bust because so much money is being lost as part of an invoice scam.

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Charges against gardaí directed in four cases last year, GSOC report shows

GSOC sent 17 criminal investigation files to the DPP last year, but directions to bring charges against gardaí have so far been given in just four cases.

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Almost 2,000 complaints made against gardaí last year

GSOC's annual report shows almost 2,000 complaints detailing almost 3,000 allegations were made against officers, a slight drop on the previous year's figures.

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Drugs worth €292k seized from house in Dublin

Gardaí have seized drugs worth €292,000 following the search of a house in Dublin last night.

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Garda injured after being dragged by jeep driven by suspected drink driver

A garda was left with several injuries after being dragged by a jeep driven by a suspected drink driver in Co Tipperary.

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Elderly man had €100,000 taken from his bank account

The report was made to gardaí after regular withdrawals from the man’s financial accounts were noticed by a relative.

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Gardaí say dramatic fall in burglaries due to Operation Thor

Official figures show that domestic burglaries have been cut in half over the last four years - a trend gardaí are attributing to a dedicated policing operation.

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Winter burglaries fall by 50% over four years

The number of burglaries in homes across Ireland fell by 50% in the winter of 2018/2019 when compared to the same period four years earlier.

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Gardaí may use phones instead of body-cams

Gardaí may be ordered to use smartphones to record incidents with the public as a cut-price alternative to hi-tech body cameras because of cost and information storage concerns.

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Garda Commissioner didn't consult GSOC about new anti-corruption unit

The Garda Commissioner has admitted he didn't consult the force's watchdog about a new anti-corruption unit.

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Dissident threat has to be met ‘head on’

Local Garda bosses say threats from dissidents to murder people who talk to the police must be met “head-on” and warned that the paramilitaries must not be allowed “take control”.

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Garda Ombudsman not involved in future of policing plan, committee hears

Independent TD Clare Daly said it was an appalling spectre ‘but not surprising’.

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Garda bosses call for action over 'ever-increasing drugs war'

Speaking against the background of violent criminal feuds in Drogheda, Co Louth, and Corduff and Finglas in west Dublin, the country’s superintendents said the drugs trade had “permeated” towns and villages nationwide.

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On-duty firefighter arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence

A firefighter in Kilkenny has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while on duty.

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Lack of 24-hour garda stations in counties targeted by ATM robberies concerning - AGS

The lack of 24-hour garda stations in counties targeted by ATM robberies is concerning to senior officers.

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Dublin driver faces €2k fine for watching Champions League match behind wheel

A Dublin driver faces a fine of up to €2,000 after being caught watching last night's Champions League match behind the wheel.

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Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault over bank holiday weekend

Gardaí in Co Galway are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a young woman over the bank holiday weekend.

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Gardaí establish new unit to conduct regular checks on vetting obligations

The new unit was confirmed at the first ever Garda National Vetting Conference.

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Gardaí advise organisations about need for vetting compliance

An Garda Síochána has advised statutory, voluntary and community organisations that work with children and vulnerable people of the need, to be compliant with vetting legislation.

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Margiotta calls for inquiry into prosecution of siblings

The Policing Authority has received an extensive list of questions from GP Tony Margiotta following the collapse of the prosecution against him and his sister, Lynn, who is a civilian employee of An Garda Síochána.

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Garda plays with power in ‘sick notes’ case

A trial collapsed as civilian Garda employee Lynn Margiotta’s rights had been breached. Now she and her brother want answers, says Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

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Man arrested in relation to suspected abduction of 14-year-old in Dublin

A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí investigating the suspected endangerment and abduction of a 14-year-old youth in Finglas.

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First non-garda appointed as Deputy General Secretary of GRA

GRA General Secretary Pat Ennis said the appointment of a civilian to the organisation was "an historic moment".

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after fire damages house in Blanchardstown

Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage by fire at a house in Blanchardstown in Dublin this morning.

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Man arrested in connection with serious assault in Temple Bar

A 32-year-old man has been arrested this morning in connection with the serious assault of a pedestrian in Dublin.

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Man released without charge following CAB-led operation

A 36-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of money laundering offences has been released without charge.

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Moral authority lost in GRA’s sea of demands

Budget issues, bullying complaints, leadership dysfunction — the GRA makes a lot of noise at its conference but it needs to take charge of its own, writes Michael Clifford.

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Young gardaí struggling to pay for rent in pressure zones

Rank and file gardaí are demanding a special allowance to compensate members of the force who must pay a higher price for accommodation in designated rent pressure zones.

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Security forces too vulnerable: Match resources with obligations

Franklin D Roosevelt and Roy Keane may not have an immediate affinity but each is famous for a phrase all too applicable to how our defence and police forces have, for whatever reason, been undermined by being unable to match obligation with resources.

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Gardaí investigating incident where shots were fired outside Dublin nightclub

Gardaí are investigating an incident where shots were fired outside a nightclub at the Red Cow complex in Dublin.

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Three injured in violent incident in Longford

It's understood the incident is linked to stabbing incident in the town on April 1.

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'Gardaí weary of hearing about grand ideas that don’t have the money to make them a reality'

“Gardaí are weary of hearing about grand ideas that don’t have the money to make them a reality,” GRA president Jim Mulligan has told Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.

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Fresh appeal over unprovoked hammer attack that left victim with bleed to his brain

Gardaí have made a fresh appeal for information in relation to a hammer attack on a man in Co Limerick last March.

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'I could be dead', says Dublin taxi driver assaulted in dash cam footage

The taxi driver whose assault was captured in dashcam footage that went viral says he could have died in the incident.

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Gardaí investigating after alleged assault in Drogheda

Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault on a man in Moneymore in Drogheda in Co Louth.

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Calls for top Garda to attend feud meeting in Drogheda

Gardaí in Drogheda, Co Louth, are investigating more than 70 individual incidents directly related to a feud since last summer, it has emerged.

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More armed gardaí to be deployed in Limerick, say bosses

Extra armed garda resources are to be deployed to Limerick to add to its already enhanced armed personnel focused on fighting organised criminal gangs, senior gardaí have confirmed.

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Charlie Flanagan has reservations about arming all gardaí

The issue of violent crime will dominate the annual conference of the Garda Representative Association, which begins in Co Kerry this evening.

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Gardaí to seek more armed units to fight organised crime

Rank-and-file gardaí want more armed units to deal with organised crime and the threat posed by the New IRA, as well as better counselling services, more frontline police and improved equipment.

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‘Teen’s strength in face of seemingly insurmountable odds’

A 16-year-old from Killarney, Co Kerry, who was paralysed in a cycling accident is among more than 100 young people honoured at the first ever Garda National Youth Awards.

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Gardaí concerned foot is being 'taken off the pedal' ahead of Brexit

Frontline garda representatives along the border are concerned the foot is being “taken off the pedal” in preparing for Brexit.

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Harris: Gardaí will 'absolutely' help Europol target crime bosses

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said An Garda Síochána will “absolutely” help Europol, the EU police agency, in setting up a specialist unit to target the finances of European crime bosses.

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No rise in garda numbers at most Cork stations

Fewer than three in 10 garda stations in Cork have experienced an increase in staffing levels in the past four years, during a period when almost 2,600 new gardaí were recruited.

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Achieving the right human rights balance

The justice system and reformers must work hand in glove to restore the public’s trust after years of scandals, writes Donncha O’Connell

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Policing Authority report: More evidence of dysfunction

If Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has not asked himself the what-am-I-doing-here question, this week’s report from the Policing Authority may move it from his ‘possible’ file to his ‘pressing’ file. The authority found a number of senior officers were unfamiliar with the policing plans for their areas. How can this be? The report also found that some managers were committed to these reforms, which raises another unpalatable question: Why is this two-tier response tolerated?

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Gardaí: Mouthwash can trigger positive roadside breath test

Gardaí have said it is possible for mouthwash to trigger a positive roadside breath test.

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