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This afternoon.

Policing Authority.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is responding to an opening address on 999 cancellations by Bob Collins, chairman of the Police Authority.

Commissioner Harris provided the following data:

CAD = Computer Aided Dispatch system.

DVSA = Domestic Violence Sexual Assault.


This afternoon.


Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

This morning.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

The Garda Commissioner is to appear before the Policing Authority at 3pm to explain the failure of gardaí to properly respond to 999 emergency calls for assistance in 2019 and 2020.


An internal inquiry led by an Assistant Commissioner into the handling of these priority calls has found that in hundreds of cases gardaí cancelled calls before there was an appropriate policing response.

The inquiry which is ongoing is focussed on domestic violence calls

Drew Harris has acknowledged that there was a practice of cancelling calls, which meant people seeking help from An Garda Síochána did not receive the policing service they should have.

Harris before Policing Authority after domestic abuse 999 calls unanswered (RTÉ)

Previously: Thousands of domestic violence 999 calls got no response from gardai (Sunday Times, June 12)