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Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana

Plans to reduce the number of Garda Síochana regions and divisions in order to switch to a more community-based approach to policing in Ireland were announced on the 22nd August. The shake-up will see almost 1,800 extra Gardaí deployed to frontline duties. There was a mixed reaction to the proposed new operating. Some of the concerns… Continue reading Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana

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The Niall Cosgrave Memorial Prize

Photo by Diarmuid Greene / True Media The School of Law held an event to commemorate Garda Niall Cosgrave who was a member of the inaugural class to take the BA in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice at UL, commencing in September 2017.  Sadly Niall passed away last October. As one of the pioneers on… Continue reading The Niall Cosgrave Memorial Prize

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Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team

Details of the new strategy and the associated Reform and Development Programme for 106 Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) located around the country were announced by Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton. It will begin with a GYDP Action Research Project that will work with 15 GYDPs across 10 counties over… Continue reading Minister announces new youth justice strategy in partnership with UL Law research team

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First gardaí graduate with BAs in Applied Policing

More than 180 gardaí graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Applied Policing, accredited by University of Limerick (UL), at a special conferring ceremony at the Garda Síochána College, Templemore, County Tipperary on Wednesday, October 18. The 188 gardaí, from two classes recruited in 2014, were the first cohort to graduate from this new degree programme,… Continue reading First gardaí graduate with BAs in Applied Policing

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Article: GSOC, the Legislative Process, and the Privacy Rights of Citizens

This article was originally published on the School of Law blog https://criminaljusticeinireland.wordpress.com.  Professor Shane Kilcommins and Dr Eimear Spain, Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick // Original article Introduction The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is an independent agency established under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 to deal with matters involving possible… Continue reading Article: GSOC, the Legislative Process, and the Privacy Rights of Citizens