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This morning.

Garda HQ, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris outlining An Garda Síochána’s policing plan to support Level 5 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19.

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

This morning.

An intervention in internal Irish affairs from rising US Democrat star Kevin J Boyle following  disclosures arising from the documentary Unquiet Graves, broadcast on RTÉ One last week.


Previously: What Seems To Be The Problem?

Last night.

Some reaction to Garda Commissioner and former RUC Assistant Commissioner Drew Harris’s fleeting appearance (above right) in Unquiet Graves: The story of the Glenanne Gang, which was broadcast on RTÉ One.

The documentary details how rogue members of the RUC and UDR were centrally involved in the murder of the innocent civilians during the conflict in Northern Ireland.

It  claimed state collusion facilitated the actions of known sectarian murderers in the killings of civilians in a campaign that was aimed at terrorising the most vulnerable in society.

Unquiet Graves (RTÉ)

This morning.

Slane, County Meath.

New Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee has her first meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at  the down-at-heel Slane Garda station.

Someone‘s playing the poor mouth.



The new minister said people should consider not entering a premises if it is too crowded and leave if they have been somewhere for an extended period of time.

“It means exercising judgement and self-control for your own sake, as well as the collective good,” she told the Irish Independent.

Ms McEntee’s comments follows images of crowds of people gathering outside pubs.

Justice Minister urges public to use ‘self control’ to stop spread of Covid after concerns raised over pub crowds (Irish Times)

Saturday: Worth The Wait


An Garda Síochána-bound PSNI Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman (left) and PSNI Chief Inspector Steven McCauley,

This afternoon.

Via The Policing Authority:

The Policing Authority is pleased to announce that it has appointed Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Síochána, following her retirement from the PSNI at the end of this month….

…The Authority has also appointed Chief Inspector Steven McCauley, who is due to retire from the PSNI in the coming week, to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána.

Assistant Commissioner Hilman and Superintendent McCauley will take up their positions in the Garda Síochána in early May…

Is this a coup?

Two members of PSNI appointed to senior garda positions (RTÉ)

Pics: PSNI/Irish News

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

“In national security matters and matters around the State, it is my obligation to report to the government as you would expect me to do.

Also, we have been contributing to the IRC (Independent Reporting Commission) reporting on the status of various paramilitary groups and we would hold with their opinion on these matters.

I am also aware of the PSNI and the British security services assessment and we do not differ from that view.”

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

Harris agrees with PSNI assessment that Sinn Féin, IRA overseen by army council (RTÉ)



Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

The High Court has directed Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to disclose the names and addresses of gardaí against whom he believes there is evidence of involvement in a smear campaign against a former colleague.

Ex-garda Keith Blythe had brought legal proceedings seeking to find out the identities of former colleagues who allegedly defamed him in messages circulated via WhatsApp and Facebook [in September 2018].

…The judge directed that the information be provided to Mr Blythe’s legal team before 1pm today, so that defamatory proceedings may be issued against the proposed defendants prior to the Friday expiry of a time limit in which to launch defamation cases against them.

Harris ordered to disclose names he believes involved in smear campaign (RTE)