Tag Archives: An Garda Síochána

This evening.

Charlestown, County Mayo.



This afternoon.

Pearse Street Garda Station, Dublin 2.

Yesterday: In Castlerea


Commissioner Drew Harris and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton, PSNI, speaking to the media on the day of the alleged  abduction of Kevin Lunney, September 17, 2019


The Special Criminal Court, Dublin.

Counsel for the fourth accused, Michael O’Higgins SC, told the court  that a vehicle in respect of which evidence was gathered was apparently “burned” while in garda custody, “apparently accidentally”.

Mr O’Higgins said he did not have full details on what happened to the vehicle and “the easiest thing to do would be for the State to tell us all they know”.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding at the three-judge court, put it to prosecuting lawyers that the matter seemed to be “of concern”.

Counsel for the DPP, Gareth Baker BL, replied that the State were “looking into it”.

You’ll have to do more than look into it,” the judge replied.

Good times.

Vehicle recovered in probe into alleged abduction of Quinn director Kevin Lunney ‘burned’ in garda custody ‘apparently accidentally’, court told (Independent.ie)

Previously: How Do You Lose A Gate?



Hawthorn Crescent, Dundalk, County Louth last night

A man ran up to the house and threw a device that set trees and the side of the house on fire. The heat of the blaze cracked the windows.

The children were taken from bed and the family escaped without injury but remain severely traumatised.

It is the third such attack on the home of a garda in the Dundalk area in the last 18 months.

Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú condemned the attack. He said: “If a neighbour hadn’t seen the fire and warned the family we could have been dealing with something much more serious.”

Investigation under way after arson attack on home of garda (RTÉ)

Dundalk blaze causes extensive damage to family home (Dundalk Democrat)

Pic via Donegal Democrat

Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1 last month

This afternoon.

Via The Irish Times:

Gardaí are expected to operate a scaled-down operation this bank holiday weekend to enforce the coronavirus movement restrictions as the force switches focus from roads to parks, beaches and beauty spots.

While an enforcement operation will be in place this weekend, it is expected to be on a smaller scale and will focus on road safety rather than enforcing the movement restrictions.

This week Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said over the coming weeks the force’s coronavirus policing will focus on monitoring the movement restrictions through “community engagement at key locations such as parks, beaches and natural beauty spots

Garda to scale down Covid enforcement operation ahead of hottest weekend this year (Irish Times)



Leo Varadkar (right) in Phoenix Park Dublin last Sunday

[Leo Varadkar] said [On FM104 earlier] that there will be no repeat picnic in the park this weekend as he doesn’t “want to give my press officer a heart attack or anything.”

He said: “Unfortunately there are camera phones anywhere there are people these days but that’s the way it is. You have to live your life. And if you’re afraid of photographs you’d never go out.”

Thanks topless Blueshirt.

‘Not at that point yet’: Taoiseach says Ireland isn’t ready for 1-metre social distancing (iRadio)

Earlier: Roaming Charge

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris inspecting new’ Gardaí at the Garda Training College, Templemore, County Tipperary last month

The changes mean recruits will undertake most of their education from their homes on an e-learning platform before gaining practical experience in frontline policing.

It will also mean students will deploy to stations with little or no practical training. However, these students will not typically deploy on the streets and will not be able to perform arrests…

Coronavirus: Garda recruits to be deployed after just one week in Templemore (Irish Times)