Friday August 14, 2020

FF and Greens pushed to keep Policing Authority’s powers operational

It is expected that the Authority will be merged with the Garda Inspectorate

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
12th July, 2020
The Policing Authority and Garda Inspectorate are expected to be merged into one body. Picture: PA

An independent watchdog for An Garda Síochána is set to be kept in place by the new coalition, in a U-turn on the previous government’s plans.

The Fine Gael-led minority government had decided to take away many of the key powers of the Policing Authority and return them to the Gardaí. The watchdog would have lost its powers over the independent appointment of senior officers and the approval of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The government’s new Covid-19 warning system is aimed at allowing it to plan ahead more efficiently, but also makes clear we’re in this for the long haul

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago

The Covid-19 breakouts show that the juggling act between public health and the health of the economy is reaching crisis point – it will boil over when schools reopen unless we get things under control now

Susan O'Keeffe | 3 days ago

State Department official warns Irish universities should remain vigilant against possible thieves among estimated 3,500 Chinese nationals studying here

Peter O'Dwyer | 5 days ago