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Government Meeting To Discuss Security of State Following Manchester Attacks

Statement by Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD May 25th The Taoiseach chaired a meeting of Ministers and senior officials this morning in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack to review the State’s arrangements and level of preparedness in the event of an attack here. As well as An Taoiseach […]

Statement by Chairperson Kathleen O’Toole on the Commission of the Future of Policing

READ STATEMENT HERE (PDF) Pictured above:  Front row (left to right) – Johnny Connolly, Kathleen O Toole, Donncha O Connell Back row(left to right) – Conor Brady, Sir Peter Fahy, Helen Ryan, Eddie Molloy Source: Irish Times O’Sullivan inherited ‘poison chalice’, says head of Commission on the Future of Policing Time to move away from name-calling and finger-pointing, […]

Statement from Kathleen O’Toole: Chair of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland

16 May 2017 I welcome the announcement today by the Tánaiste of the membership of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. An effective police service is a key pillar in a functioning democracy and must have the full confidence of the community it serves. Since its foundation, An Garda Síochána has played […]

Tánaiste announces membership and final terms of reference of Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland

16 May 2017  The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, has today announced the membership of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. The chair of the Commission, as agreed by Government on 9 May 2017, will be Ms Kathleen O’Toole. The other members will be Ms Noeleen […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: AGSI will Cooperate, Consult and Communicate with Commission to Chart Path for Future of Policing in Ireland

  President Antoinette Cunningham cautions “progress not paralysis”   The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has stated that it looks forward to cooperating, consulting and communicating with the new Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Speaking this afternoon, President Antoinette Cunningham stated that the impact of this new policing body will be […]

2017 AGSI Conference: Media Coverage Day 3

Wednesday, 12 April 2017   Media Title: Irish Independent Article Title: Gardaí want law making high-vis clothing and helmets mandatory for all cyclists   Media Title: Breaking News Article Title: ‘Incredibly dangerous’ to sack Garda Commissioner   Media Title: Breaking News Article Title: Call for action over gender pay gap   Media Title: Breaking News Article Title: Gardaí ‘don’t have the capacity’ to carry out roadside drug […]

2017 AGSI Conference: Media Coverage Day 2

Tuesday, 11 April 2017   Media Title: RTE Article Tile: AGSI claims crisis of confidence in An Garda Síochána   Media Title: Breaking News Article Tile: Garda body slam no show by Frances Fitzgerald at time of ‘crisis’ in the force   Media Title: Breaking News Article Tile: Gardaí being harassed on social media   Media Title: Carlow Nationalist Article Tile: Garda body […]

2017 AGSI Conference: Media Coverage Day 1

Monday, 10 April 2017   Media Title: RTE Article Title: AGSI says poll shows public supported strike decision    Media Title: Breakingnews.ie Article Title: More than half the country think the Gardai should have the right to strike   Media Title: Breaking News Article Title: No mention of whistleblowers or false breathalyser data in AGSI […]

Irish Examiner: ‘Fundamental wrong’ done to motorists, says AGSI boss

Thursday, April 06, 2017 Joe Leogue A “fundamental wrong” was done to motorists who were incorrectly convicted for not paying their fixed charge notices, according to the head of the organisation representing supervisory gardaí. Antoinette Cunningham, president of the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors, has apologised to the nearly 15,000 people affected by the […]