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#An Garda Síochána

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and cannabis plants worth €110k seized as gardaí uncover grow house in Co Cavan shed Drugs

Man arrested and cannabis plants worth €110k seized as gardaí uncover grow house in Co Cavan shed

A man in his 40s is being held in Bailieboro Garda station.

From TheJournal.ie Oversight body commends gardaí for work during Covid crisis but says it'll be 'challenging' to meet targets Policing Authority

Oversight body commends gardaí for work during Covid crisis but says it'll be 'challenging' to meet targets

The Policing Authority today published its half-year report.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations Nitrous Oxide

Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations

Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.

From TheJournal.ie 22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years Garda Convictions

22 gardaí were convicted of a crime in past three years

The convictions cover drink driving, misuse of drugs, sexual crime, and an offence under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize 'large quantity of alcohol' at premises allegedly operating as restaurant in Dublin Covid Regulations

Gardaí seize 'large quantity of alcohol' at premises allegedly operating as restaurant in Dublin

An Garda Síochána is conducting nationwide checks of licenced premises to ensure they’re following the guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize half a million euro in organised crime crackdown in Dublin and Cavan Searches

Gardaí seize half a million euro in organised crime crackdown in Dublin and Cavan

One man was arrested and is being held in Navan Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community' Castlerea

Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'

The on-duty garda died following an incident in Castlerea which happened shortly before midnight.

From TheJournal.ie First year-on-year decrease in sexual offences recorded since 2014 Crime

First year-on-year decrease in sexual offences recorded since 2014

However, drug and fraud offences increased.

From TheJournal.ie Car, jewellery, drugs and Dubai deeds seized as gardaí arrest 14 in major operation Operation Coronation

Car, jewellery, drugs and Dubai deeds seized as gardaí arrest 14 in major operation

Gardaí said the searches were conducted as part of Operation Coronation, “a central plank” of the plan targeting organised crime in Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie There have been 100 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí since 8 April

There have been 100 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí since 8 April

Between that date and 13 June, gardaí have had to use anti-spit guards 75 times.

From TheJournal.ie Two men released after arrest in connection with discovery of body at Dublin house Bluebell

Two men released after arrest in connection with discovery of body at Dublin house

45-year-old Alan Hall’s body was found at a house in Bluebell last month.

From TheJournal.ie There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí An Garda Síochána

There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí

Gardaí have used spit-guards 63 times since 8 April, according to new figures.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after shop robbed at knifepoint in south Dublin Rathgar

Man (30s) arrested after shop robbed at knifepoint in south Dublin

The incident happened on Highfield Road in Rathgar yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of capsules that claim to treat symptoms of Covid-19 seized in Dublin Swords

Thousands of capsules that claim to treat symptoms of Covid-19 seized in Dublin

The follow-up search today followed a seizure by Revenue at Dublin Airport last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks Coronavirus

'Disgraceful attacks': Gardaí were spat or coughed at over 50 times in recent weeks

Members of An Garda Síochána use anti-spit guards as a “last resort” in some incidents, Drew Harris said.

From TheJournal.ie Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion' Gsoc

Garda sanctioned for failing to investigate complaint of sexual assault on a minor in 'timely fashion'

Details on the case were highlighted in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission annual report published today.

From TheJournal.ie AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint Gemma O'Doherty

AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint

The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged with public order offences after allegedly coughing on garda Sligo

Woman charged with public order offences after allegedly coughing on garda

The woman was part of a group who were found to be drinking together earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Prescriptions, porridge oats, and flat tyres: Gardaí are out in force around the country Good News
From TheJournal.ie Man (20) arrested after three suffer stab wounds in Galway altercation Ballinasloe

Man (20) arrested after three suffer stab wounds in Galway altercation

Two men remain in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'Your early deployment will make a real and positive impact': 319 gardaí sworn in to help respond to Covid-19 crisis New Recruits

'Your early deployment will make a real and positive impact': 319 gardaí sworn in to help respond to Covid-19 crisis

The trainees will bring the Garda’s numbers to its highest level of almost 15,000.

From TheJournal.ie National Public Order Unit to deal with 'potential public unease' during coronavirus outbreak An Garda Síochána

National Public Order Unit to deal with 'potential public unease' during coronavirus outbreak

It comes as a senior garda warned that organised criminal gangs could “attempt to take advantage” during the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say mechanic who was driving car left in for repair tested positive for cocaine Erratic Driving

Gardaí say mechanic who was driving car left in for repair tested positive for cocaine

The driver tested positive for cocaine, Gardaí said, and is due before the courts at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie 201 new members welcomed to An Garda Síochána following attestation ceremony New Recruits

201 new members welcomed to An Garda Síochána following attestation ceremony

28% of the gardaí that attested today are women.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries Dublin Castle

An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries

The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.

From TheJournal.ie Garda arrested over alleged sexual assault Investigation

Garda arrested over alleged sexual assault

The man is currently being detained at a Midlands garda station.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner considers promoting up to 92 sergeants to inspector without fresh competition Moving Up

Garda Commissioner considers promoting up to 92 sergeants to inspector without fresh competition

A garda spokesperson said increasing supervisory levels is a priority for the commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015 Staffing Levels

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015

The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days Policing

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí appeal for information after attempted ATM theft in Louth Dunleer

Gardaí appeal for information after attempted ATM theft in Louth

Significant damage was done to the Bank of Ireland building during the attempted robbery.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána issue contract worth estimated €100,000 for media training Facing The Media

An Garda Síochána issue contract worth estimated €100,000 for media training

Effectively communicating via the media “is of critical importance in building and maintaining” public trust, the gardaí said.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing Road Safety

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

From TheJournal.ie 11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019 Workplace Issues

11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019

Statistics on bullying and harassment in the force were released under FOI laws.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain Cyber Crime Bureau

Gardaí cut backlog of child sex abuse case analysis in half, but long delays remain

At one stage, it could take five years before gardaí would get to a case because of the volume of material for analysis.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with murder of Patrick Heeran Patrick Heeran

Man arrested in connection with murder of Patrick Heeran

The 48-year-old Leitrim man went missing in October 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Garda escapes injury after patrol car bursts into flames on Clare motorway Lucky Escape

Garda escapes injury after patrol car bursts into flames on Clare motorway

It’s understood the garda heard a bang which was followed by a burst of flames while travelling on the M18.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says Josephine Feehily

Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says

Josephine Feehily said yesterday that An Garda Síochána has evolved as an organisation since 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inherently worrying': Review of homicide cases finds flaws in 28 investigations Policing Authority

'Inherently worrying': Review of homicide cases finds flaws in 28 investigations

The Policing Authority said today it wants a number of recommendations acted upon by gardáí to “ensure public confidence”.

From TheJournal.ie 'They will try every door': One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked TRYING THE HANDLES

'They will try every door': One third of all cars broken into in residential areas left unlocked

Gardaí estimate that over €30 million worth of items has been stolen from vehicles since January 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Retired garda arrested over immigration irregularities is released without charge Roscommon

Retired garda arrested over immigration irregularities is released without charge

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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