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

Garda operational reorganisation

Announcement The Garda Commissioner has announced a major reorganisation of the Garda Síochána’s operational framework. The overall objective would appear to be to reduce top-heavy, … Read more

Public order policing in Ireland

Introduction From time to time, the public order policing methods of the Garda Síochána (Ireland’s police service) have generated concerns about the use of excessive … Read more

Stop and search

Fatal stabbings in England and Wales rose last year to the highest point since records began. Understandably, the government has felt under intense pressure to … Read more