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Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace
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Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Dec 24th 2018, 3:20 PM 14,216 Views 32 Comments

Santa’s sleigh has been checked for air worthiness.

Senior traffic garda singles out gardaí he believes aren't issuing enough fines
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Senior traffic garda singles out gardaí he believes aren't issuing enough fines

Aug 31st 2018, 12:07 AM 61,731 Views 93 Comments

Management has been accused of “going down a dangerous road” if it is judging performance purely based on these statistics.

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes
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'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

Aug 8th 2018, 2:46 PM 11,455 Views 20 Comments

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal
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Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:01 PM 28,541 Views 129 Comments

O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again
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Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

Nov 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 10,807 Views 63 Comments

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate'
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Garda Superintendent says new report of 400,000 more falsified breath tests 'could be described as a guesstimate'

Nov 2nd 2017, 4:40 PM 14,809 Views 54 Comments

The report published yesterday details how and why checkpoints were faked.

Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought
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Gardaí reported fake checkpoints - and falsified 400k more breath checks than previously thought

Nov 1st 2017, 5:50 PM 21,525 Views 67 Comments

Gardaí are having their fingers rapped over breath tests again – this time by the Policing Authority.

'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management
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'Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?' - Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Sep 27th 2017, 10:16 AM 11,488 Views 23 Comments

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily was in front of the Oireachtas Justice Committee this morning.

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive
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Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Sep 18th 2017, 5:55 PM 11,192 Views 50 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?
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Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Sep 17th 2017, 10:39 AM 20,246 Views 67 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'
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Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

Sep 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 11,845 Views 43 Comments

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe
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'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe

Sep 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 28,486 Views 33 Comments

Many members of the force felt senior gardaí had already made their mind up about who was to blame.

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government
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Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government

Sep 7th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,988 Views 60 Comments

A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.

County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out
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County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out

Sep 6th 2017, 7:58 PM 24,213 Views 66 Comments

A garda report into alcohol testing has found a difference of over 1.4 million between the number of tests counted and those actually carried out.

Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests
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Fresh calls for Garda Commissioner to step down after latest revelations about false breath tests

Sep 6th 2017, 3:50 PM 22,353 Views 120 Comments

Questions are being raised after 500,000 more false garda breath tests have been found.

A new survey commissioned by An Garda Síochána says 92% of people trust the force
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A new survey commissioned by An Garda Síochána says 92% of people trust the force

Jul 26th 2017, 12:28 PM 39,934 Views 178 Comments

The figures will now be released every quarter.

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'
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Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'

Jun 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,527 Views 51 Comments

In some cases, only one victim was counted even though multiple people were killed.

Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired
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Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired

May 15th 2017, 11:35 PM 13,962 Views 51 Comments

She has faced increasing pressure in recent months following a string of controversies.

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal
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'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

Apr 27th 2017, 12:34 PM 8,695 Views 41 Comments

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'
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Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Apr 26th 2017, 1:00 AM 10,244 Views 10 Comments

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'
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Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Apr 25th 2017, 5:29 PM 14,859 Views 45 Comments

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'
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Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

Apr 24th 2017, 6:34 PM 13,985 Views 36 Comments

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

Just under half of people have confidence in the gardaí
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Just under half of people have confidence in the gardaí

Apr 11th 2017, 7:33 AM 10,687 Views 57 Comments

There has been added scrutiny on An Garda Síochána in recent times.

'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs
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'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs

Apr 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,566 Views 39 Comments

The general secretary of AGSI said “the finger of blame is pointing downwards without any evidence”.

How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for?
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How were the 150,000 garda hours for phantom breath tests accounted for?

Apr 2nd 2017, 5:21 PM 33,408 Views 51 Comments

The former Nothern Ireland police ombudsman said it is “mind-boggling” that this could have happened.

Former garda: Scandal down to sloppy practice, management's insatiable appetite for figures
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Former garda: Scandal down to sloppy practice, management's insatiable appetite for figures

Apr 1st 2017, 12:54 PM 21,754 Views 47 Comments

Colin Connolly said he had hoped for change when Nóirín O’Sullivan took over but this just never happened.

Confusion over last-minute change in leadership of new garda probe
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Confusion over last-minute change in leadership of new garda probe

Apr 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 24,730 Views 25 Comments

The lack of clarity about who was involved in the internal investigation was highlighted by TD Mick Wallace when he questioned the Commissioner this week.

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'
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Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Mar 31st 2017, 7:53 AM 16,070 Views 51 Comments

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference
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Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference

Mar 28th 2017, 6:43 PM 16,435 Views 87 Comments

There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening.

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal
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'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Mar 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 12,680 Views 47 Comments

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces
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Alerted to breath test discrepancy in 2014, gardaí just stopped ordering mouthpieces

Mar 28th 2017, 10:02 AM 28,628 Views 58 Comments

The issue was raised a second time in 2015 after the Medical Bureau of Road Safety did its own survey of the devices.

An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions
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An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

Mar 28th 2017, 12:01 AM 15,061 Views 44 Comments

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan
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Mícheál Martin withdraws party support for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Mar 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 23,584 Views 54 Comments

Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for the Garda Commissioner Nóiríon O’Sullivan.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 26th 2011, 7:54 PM 1,843 Views 0 Comments

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…