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#An Garda Síochána

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning over anonymity of children before court in wake of Ana Kriegel verdict Sharing Of Images

Gardaí issue warning over anonymity of children before court in wake of Ana Kriegel verdict

Someone found guilty of breaching the law surrounding the anonymity of children in criminal cases can receive up to three years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested in connection with Lee Boylan shooting in Blanchardstown released without charge Blanchardstown

Three men arrested in connection with Lee Boylan shooting in Blanchardstown released without charge

A fourth man who was arrested yesterday remains in custody. .

From TheJournal.ie 'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí Doc On One

'If it ever happens again you're sacked' - Majella Moynihan says she was used as an example to other female gardaí

The former garda said she felt pressured by the force into giving her baby David up for adoption.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism' New Recruits

Gardaí felt use of non-Irish actors in recruitment ads aimed at minorities would amount to 'tokenism'

The new campaign ran for three weeks in April at a cost of more than €400,000.

From TheJournal.ie Inspectorate launches examination of garda anti-corruption practices Inspection

Inspectorate launches examination of garda anti-corruption practices

Commissioner Drew Harris last month confirmed a new anti-corruption unit will be up and running by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year Non Lethal Force

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses Longford

Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses

Gardaí said at this stage in the investigation it is not believed the fires are linked.

From TheJournal.ie Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner Pete Taylor

Pete Taylor initiates legal proceedings against Garda Commissioner

The boxing trainer has also launched court proceedings against a number of news publications.

From TheJournal.ie DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer Mark Hennessy

DPP directs no action be taken against detective who shot Jastine Valdez killer

The 24-year-old woman was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May last year.

From TheJournal.ie Parcel bomb probe: Gardaí are asking postal workers who may have seen the packages to get in contact Uk And Ireland

Parcel bomb probe: Gardaí are asking postal workers who may have seen the packages to get in contact

Gardaí want to eliminate anyone who may have innocently come into contact with the parcels.

From TheJournal.ie France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events Summer Deployment

France requests deployment of two gardaí to assist with Irish tourists during D-Day events

Garda assistance has been requested by France for the months of July and August.

From TheJournal.ie Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs Gangland

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

From TheJournal.ie Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera Investigation

Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera

One of the individuals in the video can be heard stating that the cash had been seized at a checkpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money CEO Fraud

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget PAC

Commissioner says €22m for 'parading time' is drain on garda overtime budget

The Garda Commissioner is appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts committee for the first time today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're willing to change': Senior gardaí say proposal for targeted severance package is 'unsettling' Retirement

'We're willing to change': Senior gardaí say proposal for targeted severance package is 'unsettling'

The Association of Garda Superintendents said its members have been at the fore in reform and want to be part of the modernisation of the force.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year Line Of Duty

'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year

The Garda Commissioner said this unit will investigate allegations around drug use and inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable people.

From TheJournal.ie Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse Drugs

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud Gra Conference

Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud

The Commissioner said he could always do with more resources but his responsibility is to use the budget he is given effectively.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources' Gra Conference

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'

Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Missing Dublin teenager found safe and well Found

Missing Dublin teenager found safe and well

17 year-old Alyssa O’Hanlon had been missing since Sunday morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority Policing Plan For 2018

'Significant concerns' as only half of Garda reform targets have been met - Policing Authority

There had been an increase in assaults, robberies, and very little progress in tackling hate crime, the report said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change Garda Reform

'Over-promising and under delivering': Policing Authority critical of garda approach to implementing change

The Policing Authority said that some gardaí have expressed “cynicism and scepticism” to proposed changes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs Difference Is You

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie New garda regional headquarters evacuated due to flooding Galway

New garda regional headquarters evacuated due to flooding

The building was formally opened in July last year.

From TheJournal.ie New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals Cairde

New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals

The CEO of Muintir na Tire said this extension of the text alert scheme is already being trialed and the intention is to roll it out nationally.

From TheJournal.ie €2.5 million contract out for the manufacture and supply of shoes for An Garda Síochána Operational Footwear

€2.5 million contract out for the manufacture and supply of shoes for An Garda Síochána

The Office of Government Procurement is also awarding a tender worth €3.3 million for footwear for the Defence Forces.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend Youth Diversion

Over half of youths not punished for serious crimes due to garda scheme failings went on to reoffend

In more than 2,000 cases an adult who was also involved in the crime was cautioned or prosecuted for the offence.

From TheJournal.ie Man attacked as paedophile-hunting group broadcasts live 'sting' on Facebook Ballyfermot

Man attacked as paedophile-hunting group broadcasts live 'sting' on Facebook

Gardaí said the manner in which these groups operate has the potential to affect future criminal proceedings.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs, weapons and thousands in cash seized in Blanchardstown yesterday Drugs Seizure

Drugs, weapons and thousands in cash seized in Blanchardstown yesterday

A number of mobile phones, machetes and motorbikes were found during the search of six properties.

From TheJournal.ie Three boys only cautioned after alleged sexual assault of girl outside local disco, Dáil hears Juvenile Diversion Programme

Three boys only cautioned after alleged sexual assault of girl outside local disco, Dáil hears

The incident was caught on CCTV and gardaí were called to the incident in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested at 450-plant growhouse in Waterford business park Tramore

Man (40s) arrested at 450-plant growhouse in Waterford business park

The seizure has an estimated street value of €360,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished Youth Referral Programme

'Damaging' garda report to outline how young people who committed violent crimes went unpunished

An audit of 22,000 cases in the youth referral scheme was undertaken last year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to spend €250k a year for a 'vehicle recovery service' Tender

Gardaí to spend €250k a year for a 'vehicle recovery service'

A tender was issued earlier this month for a nationwide recovery service in a contract worth €1 million.

From TheJournal.ie More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day Slow Down

More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day

Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.

From TheJournal.ie Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked Weapons Effect

Police officers who carry Tasers are more likely to use force and be attacked

Members of specialist Garda units are trained in the use of Tasers but they’re not widely used here.

From TheJournal.ie 31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash Crash

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth Drogheda

Army bomb squad called to remove two explosive devices from property in Louth

The scene was sealed off for around three hours before being declared safe at 9pm.

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction Roscommon

Garda Commissioner: My officers would not stand by and watch violence at an eviction

Drew Harris said gardaí are in attendance at these types of incidents specifically to prevent violence.

From TheJournal.ie People warned about email scam involving fake garda Rental Scam

People warned about email scam involving fake garda

Individuals have been asked to hand over deposits for properties.

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