Tag Archives: Drew Harris

What if I grew a little moustache just here?


This morning/afternoon.

Templemore, county Tipperary.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, on the stand as new garda recruits parade at the Garda Training College.


Templemore ‘passing out’.

New guards do their thing.


The Garda Commissioner has accepted a finding by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission that gardaí failed to properly investigate sexual abuse allegations.

The allegations of childhood sexual abuse were first referred to gardaí by Greater Manchester Police.

The allegations were made to GMP over incidents that occurred in Ireland and a “comprehensive report” was sent to gardaí.

But GSOC found that very little was done over a protracted period to carry out an investigation, or to deal with the suspected offender, meaning he remained a risk to children.

Harris accepts GSOC finding on failure to investigate sexual abuse allegations (RTE)

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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

This morning.


‘Shifting position’ on why 999 calls were cancelled ‘perplexing’ (irish Examiner)

Previously: Your Call Is Important To Us


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