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#An Garda Síochána

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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave Thin Blue Line

Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave

A number of the affected probationer gardaí had already made alternative accommodation arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Too Good To Be True

Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Gardaí have issued a range of advice to help people avoid getting caught when buying online ahead of the Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Response of armed garda units tested in terrorism training exercise Training

Watch: Response of armed garda units tested in terrorism training exercise

The threat level in Ireland remains moderate, which means an attack is unlikely.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

From TheJournal.ie Body of elderly man discovered following house fire at property in south Dublin Booterstown

Body of elderly man discovered following house fire at property in south Dublin

The fire started at an address at Merrion Road near Booterstown at around 3 o’clock this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case Maurice McCabe

Commissioner 'reviewing' decision to fund Callinan's legal defence in McCabe case

Meanwhile Leo Varadkar has said Callinan is not being given a blanket indemnity.

From TheJournal.ie Superintendent David Taylor has retired from An Garda Síochána Gardaí

Superintendent David Taylor has retired from An Garda Síochána

Mr Justice Peter Charleton found that Taylor aided a campaign against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

From TheJournal.ie Head of Garda HR John Barrett has been suspended John Barrett

Head of Garda HR John Barrett has been suspended

Garda commissioner Drew Harris would have had to have sought permission from the Justice Minister for the suspension.

From TheJournal.ie Charleton says gardaí need 'complete turn-around in attitude' and some are 'crying out for leadership' Disclosures Tribunal

Charleton says gardaí need 'complete turn-around in attitude' and some are 'crying out for leadership'

The judge has said members of the force need to be more visible on the streets and honest.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to recruit 800 new officers with €60 million funding increase Recruitment Drive

Gardaí to recruit 800 new officers with €60 million funding increase

Funding of €95 million will be made available for overtime pay.

From TheJournal.ie Keith Harrison trying to stop internal Garda investigation Disclosures Tribunal

Keith Harrison trying to stop internal Garda investigation

The garda has brought a High Court action aimed at stopping an investigation into alleged breaches of discipline by him.

From TheJournal.ie Driver who said sat nav directed him down Dublin's Grafton Street had expired NCT and no L plates Not Ideal

Driver who said sat nav directed him down Dublin's Grafton Street had expired NCT and no L plates

The car was impounded, and taken away by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit Naas

Bus driver arrested on M7 after being found nine times over legal alcohol limit

The driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than 180mg.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation Drug Crime

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí launch new phone line for people to report bribery or corruption Crime

Gardaí launch new phone line for people to report bribery or corruption

Members of the public are being encouraged to report people and businesses they suspect of wrongdoing.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Numbers Game

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

From TheJournal.ie More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended An Garda Síochána

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties No Photos Please

Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.

From TheJournal.ie Social media abuse an 'ongoing problem' for gardaí as probe launched into 'online threats' Frederick Street

Social media abuse an 'ongoing problem' for gardaí as probe launched into 'online threats'

The force also said it is putting supports in place to protect the garda’s safety.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards' New Report

An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'

A report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has criticised some Garda policies and practices.

From TheJournal.ie Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property Take Back The City

Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property

A group of men arrived at the property at 34 North Frederick Street to remove the activists yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman arrested over €1.7 million heroin seizure in Dublin Neilstown

Man and woman arrested over €1.7 million heroin seizure in Dublin

Gardaí also found tablets and cannabis herb during the search this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Almost €2 million worth of bicycles stolen around the country since 2016 LOCK IT OR LOSE IT This post contains videos

Almost €2 million worth of bicycles stolen around the country since 2016

Friday is statistically the most common day for bikes to be stolen.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief New Commissioner

'I'm here to serve the Irish people': Drew Harris downplays PSNI role as he begins term as Garda chief

The new Commissioner addressed several issues over his appointment at his first press conference this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Tribunal fallout, resources, rock-bottom morale - The challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner To-do List

Tribunal fallout, resources, rock-bottom morale - The challenges facing the new Garda Commissioner

He comes from a policing background, but there are some very specific hurdles for him to tackle in his new organisation.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner Day One

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

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