Major expansion of Garda powers

Introduction Context It is a peculiar, but familiar, paradox in these islands that government reform in the wake of major police scandal and abuse includes … Read more

Combating Garda corruption

Introduction Internal corruption of various types has been a high profile and persistent problem for the Garda Síochána for decades. The shelves are stacked with … Read more

Police Interviews and COVID-19 

Introduction Traditionally, criminal investigation, prosecution and trial have been organised and conducted on the basis that the relevant participants are in each other’s physical presence. … Read more

Police complaints reform

Introduction The handling of complaints against the police has been a subject of significant public concern in each of the jurisdictions of the UK and … Read more

Garda/PSNI Joint Investigation Team

A few weeks ago, the Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland established the first ‘Joint Investigation Team’ to advance the cross-border investigation … Read more