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Plans to significantly reform the accountability of An Garda Siochana are going before cabinet Ministers this morning. The Bill from Justice Minister Helen McEntee would create a single Garda Ombudsman and make GSOC more independent of the wider force.   The Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is being talked…

The Garda watchdog has received a number of complaints over the Jerusalema video that went viral last week. The force were challenged by the Swiss police to take part in the online challenge which saw members do a coordinated dance in various locations around the country. According to the Irish…

A man charged with dangerous driving as a result of ramming a Garda car outside Donegal Town yesterday was remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison at Donegal District Court this morning. Duane Farry, from Ashfield Gardens, Fintona, Co Tyrone, was also charged with assaulting a garda. The incident occurred after…

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has received 58 allegations of malpractice against Gardaí across the Donegal and Sligo Leitrim Divisions this year. That’s according to details released under the Freedom of Information Act. The highest number of allegation received by GSOC in the north west was from the Donegal…

The Tanaiste and Minister for Justice has now referred a report into the circumstances surrounding the death of the late Donegal-based Sergeant Michael Galvin to GSOC for consideration. Last June Frances Fitzgerald launched an inquiry following the tragic death of Sergeant Galvin who took his own life at Ballyshannon Garda…