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New Roadside Drug Testing System Launched at Christmas and New Year Road Safety Appeal

A new preliminary roadside drug driving testing device, which can test for a greater range of drugs at the roadside was launched at the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An…

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Calls for Proposals to Establish New Youth Diversion Projects

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice, James Browne, is pleased to invite proposals from community and youth service organisations to establish new Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) in South…

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An Garda Síochána Public Attitudes Survey 2021

The public’s perception of the seriousness of crime at a local level has decreased again this year, according to the 2021 Garda Public Attitudes Survey. The survey has also found…

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Landmark Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill Marks a New Departure for Policing in Ireland

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, announced that she has secured Government approval to publish the landmark Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill to mark a new departure for…

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Light Up Your Bike In Dublin Campaign

The four Dublin Local Authorities, An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority, and the Dublin Cycling Campaign call on cyclists to ‘Light Up Your Bike’ during the darker commutes. Now that the clocks have…

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Lock Up Light Up Campaign

An Garda Síochána continue to advise homeowners and residents to lock up and light up during longer darker winter evenings. Gardaí warn homeowners and residents to beware of ‘bogus callers’…

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Education

An Garda Síochána Launch Safe at College Campaign

An Garda Síochána has launched the Safe at College campaign to help keep students safe with advice to be provided on topics such as rental fraud, money mules, staying safe,…

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Bill to Overhaul Garda Compensation Scheme Completes Passage Through Oireachtas

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Minister of State James Browne are pleased to announce that the Garda Síochána Compensation Scheme Bill 2021 has completed all stages in the Oireachtas….

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An Garda Síochána Publishes Analysis of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Incidents

An Garda Síochána has published detailed findings of an analysis of recorded Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence incidents. This follows substantive improvements in recording practices and sustained increased reporting…

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Stronger, Safer Communities Prioritised in Justice Budget 2023

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, warmly welcomed the Budget 2023 allocation of over €3.3 billion for the Justice sector as demonstrating the Government’s firm commitment to building stronger and…

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Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024 Launched

The Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, has launched the Rural Safety Plan 2022-2024 at the Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois. The Plan brings together and…

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Events

An Garda Síochána Launch New Property Recording App at National Ploughing Championships

An Garda Síochána new property recording app is a newly developed mobile app that allows the public to index and record their personal property, for example, bicycles, laptops, farm machinery…

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Culture

An Garda Síochána Culture Audit 2022

An Garda Síochána has published the findings of its second Culture Audit, which was independently conducted by Durham University on behalf of the organisation and responded to by 6,400 Garda…

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Student Accommodation Fraud Scam Warning for 3rd Level Students

An Garda Síochána are advising people to be wary of accommodation fraud scam, particularly at this time of year when students are returning to college. Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan of…

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Hate Crime Data and Related Discriminatory Motives 2021 Published

An Garda Síochána has published figures on Hate Crime and Hate Related (non-crime) Incidents reported in 2021. An Garda Síochána policy is that “Reports of Hate Crimes or Hate Incidents…

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Launch of Commemorative Centenary Items Initiative

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, joined Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Kevin Street Garda Station to present the first of commemorative centenary items to Garda personnel working in the…

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Policing Authority Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the Annual Report of the Policing Authority for 2021. The report provides an account of the activities of the Authority in its…

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Official Opening of Athlone Garda Station

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Minister Patrick O’Donovan attended the official opening of the Athlone Garda station. Minister McEntee welcomed the revamped station saying, “I am delighted to…

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History

An Garda Síochána Launch Garda Centenary Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022

An Garda Síochána has launched its Garda Centenary Online Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022 as part of its current centenary celebrations. In 2002, thousands of historical photographs captured by the…

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Almost 1 in 4 Drivers Check Phone Notifications While Driving

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are once again appealing to drivers to not use their mobile phones while driving. The calls come following the publication of…

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Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll Retires

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has paid tribute, on behalf of the government and the State, to Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll as he retires following 41 years of service…

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Events

EUCPN Focus Day to Prevent Burglaries

The EUCPN Focus Day on domestic burglary took place on the 15 June 2022. An Garda Síochána, as a member of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and 16 European…

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Cabinet Approval to Bring Forward Emergency Legislation for Garda Court Presenters

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has received government approval to bring forward emergency legislation to provide for a continued legal basis for Garda Court Presenters in the District Court….

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Minister for Justice Welcomes 3 Key Publications for An Garda Síochána

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the release of 3 key publications for An Garda Síochána: An Garda Síochána Policing Plan 2022 An Garda Síochána Strategy Statement 2022-2024…

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