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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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UL researchers invited to speak at event with Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner

Dr Alan Cusack, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, Mr Drew Harris, Minister for Justice, Mr Charles Flanagan T.D. and Dr John Connolly Dr Alan Cusack and Dr John Connolly addressed the Minister for Justice, Mr Charles Flanagan T.D., and the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, Mr Drew Harris, at a special one-day conference entitled, ‘Policing,… Continue reading UL researchers invited to speak at event with Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner

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Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds

Trans people are far less likely to express high levels of trust in An Garda Síochána when compared to the general public, a new report has found. Just eight per cent of trans people interviewed rated trust in police as ‘very high’. This compares to 43 per cent of the majority population from a similar… Continue reading Lower levels of confidence in Gardaí among Ireland’s trans community, report finds

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Summer School Visit to Henry Street Garda Station

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School at the School of Law visited Henry Street Garda station in Limerick city last Friday. The students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, human rights and terrorism, where they learn about stop and search, arrest, the rights of the accused and the criminal justice… Continue reading Summer School Visit to Henry Street Garda Station

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Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

Audrey Galvin (School of Culture & Communication) wrote for RTE's Brainstorm about the Kerry Babies case. She says that Joanne Hayes may have received apologies from the state and the gardaí, but there is still unfinished business in the case: "Little was said about those who levelled these charges against her and few photographs were printed… Continue reading Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

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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