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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 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 'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years West Dublin

'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years

Despite large scale successes, low level dealers are acting “with impunity”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again Thin Blue Line

'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again

The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training Need For Speed

'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training

The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty Thin Blue Line

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty

The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie 'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars Resources

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars

Just 53 of the promised 260 vehicles for this year have come on stream so far.

From TheJournal.ie Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting Garda Resources

Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting

The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.

From TheJournal.ie Drug units targeting Hutch gang unable to conduct searches as gardaí can't claim 2 hours overtime Search And Seizure

Drug units targeting Hutch gang unable to conduct searches as gardaí can't claim 2 hours overtime

The overtime cuts are affecting policing in the north inner city.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority Resources

Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority

Pat Leahy said that in terms of personnel allocation, there are other areas of Dublin that he would wish to prioritise.

From TheJournal.ie Top garda says Harcourt Street HQ is not fit for purpose - but will take years to replace Resources

Top garda says Harcourt Street HQ is not fit for purpose - but will take years to replace

The OPW agreed a new €6 million a year lease with the building’s owner at the end of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students International Students

Fraud, high rents, no accommodation: The problems facing Ireland's international students

International students studying in Ireland are facing a myriad of problems.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue Thin Blue Line

'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue

Superintendent Noel Cunningham said gardaí on the ground were frequently being called to serious incidents immediately after checkpoints.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí Gra Conference

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

From TheJournal.ie Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for PICTURE OF IRELAND

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

From TheJournal.ie Division by division breakdown: Over €54 million spend on garda overtime Freedom Of Information

Division by division breakdown: Over €54 million spend on garda overtime

The bill for the Dublin divisions made up 62% of the overall spend.

From TheJournal.ie Minister announces 430 new resource teachers to help children with special education needs More Teachers

Minister announces 430 new resource teachers to help children with special education needs

The allocation means there will now be nearly 7,500 special needs teachers in the system.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied Job Vacancy

Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied

Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say they have foiled as many as 11 assassination attempts in recent months Gangland

Gardaí say they have foiled as many as 11 assassination attempts in recent months

Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan said the force had more than enough resources to tackle crime.

From The42 Van Gaal: I've done the best I can with this squad Resources

Van Gaal: I've done the best I can with this squad

The Manchester United boss points to 14 injuries that could have made his season look very different.

From TheJournal.ie What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs Column

What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs

The main currency propelling these gangs is the supply and sale of illicit drugs. We can remove their power, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed' Opinion

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

From TheJournal.ie Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources Child Abuse

Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources

The report was released in May 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland's most prolific burglars Operation Thor

Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland's most prolific burglars

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí plan to put as many of the crime gangs out of business as they possibly can.

From TheJournal.ie Is your town getting a swanky new garda station? Resources

Is your town getting a swanky new garda station?

30 locations across the country will benefit from garda building improvements in the next six years.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division Border Policing

Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division

16 of the 27 gardaí temporarily transferred to Louth are coming from the Cavan/Monaghan division.

From TheJournal.ie Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases Danger

Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases

Gardaí say all incidents are being investigated and a number of people have been questioned.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire' Under-resourced

'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'

A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's crazy really': Gardaí spend €80,000 on taxis to escort people in custody Resources

'It's crazy really': Gardaí spend €80,000 on taxis to escort people in custody

Officers have said the use of taxis is usually a resourcing issue.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children's hospital Money Talks
From TheJournal.ie 'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital Inspection

'Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients' at Tallaght Hospital

A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk All The Books

National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

From TheJournal.ie Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space' Resources

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'

HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.

From TheJournal.ie Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work PNA

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work

The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.

From TheJournal.ie Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts Autism

Adults with Asperger Syndrome at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts

Researchers said that the findings should be a wake-up call that there is an urgent need for high quality services.

From TheJournal.ie Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call? What's Your Emergency?

Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call?

The Dublin Metropolitan Region office handles ten times as may calls as the next busiest centre.

From TheJournal.ie Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

From The42 'We’ve to fork out €1.75m on a centre of excellence and Dublin get one handed to them' Resources

'We’ve to fork out €1.75m on a centre of excellence and Dublin get one handed to them'

Donegal manger Jim McGuinness believes his county are at a disadvantage.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night Homelessness

Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night

Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO Workload

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

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