Oversight of COVID 19 Policing

The onset of the COVID-19 crisis resulted in additional powers being granted to the Garda Síochána, as well as greater demands being placed on the organisation. The Garda Síochána were also proactive in establishing initiatives to serve the needs of communities.

In the context of additional powers being given to the Garda Síochána oversight of policing becomes even more relevant and more critical. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the Authority has had frequent, open and effective contact with the Garda Síochána about both its preparedness for and the day-to-day management of policing during this time. This has included ongoing interaction with the Garda Commissioner and his colleagues to ensure that policing responses and any use of new powers are necessary, proportionate, and carried out in a manner that respects human rights.

Following a request by the Minister for Justice, the Authority is providing regular reports to the Minister on oversight of COVID-19 policing. As well as ongoing contact with the Garda Síochána, these reports have been informed by extensive engagement by the Authority with a diverse range of stakeholders, including community groups, and NGOs representing victims and minority communities. These reports are available below.

Policing Authority Reports to the Minister on COVID-19 Policing

21
Jul
2021
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 Health Crisis - 19 July 2021

18
May
2021
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Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 Health Crisis - 17 May 2021

20
Apr
2021
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 Health Crisis - 19 April 2021

16
Mar
2021
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Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 Health Crisis - 15 March 2021

23
Feb
2021
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 Health Crisis - 18 February 2021

22
Dec
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 - 18 December 2020

11
Nov
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 - November 9th 2020

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána during COVID-19 - November 9th 2020
15
Oct
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to COVID-19 Regulations – 9 Oct 2020

Report on Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to COVID-19 Regulations – 9 Oct 2020
16
Sep
2020
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Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 11th September 2020

Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 11th Septemeber 2020
21
Jul
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Policing Performance by the Garda Siochana in relation to COVID-19 regulations -July 2020

Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 17th July 2020
26
Jun
2020
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Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 25th June 2020

Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 25th June 2020
05
Jun
2020
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Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 4th June 2020

Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 4th June 2020
22
May
2020
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Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 20th May 2020

Policing performance by the Garda Síochána in relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 20th May 2020
07
May
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on the Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána in Relation to Covid-19 Regulations - 6th May 2020

Report on the Policing Performance by the Garda Síochána in relation to Covid-19 regulations - 6 May 2020
21
Apr
2020
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Policing Authority Publications

Report on the policing performance by the Garda Síochána in relation to the Health Act 1947 (Section 31 – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 (‘Covid-19 Regulations”)

21
Jul
2021
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Press Release

Policing Authority publishes 15th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

18
May
2021
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Policing Authority publishes 14th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

20
Apr
2021
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Policing Authority publishes 13th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

16
Mar
2021
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Policing Authority publishes 12th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

23
Feb
2021
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Policing Authority publishes 11th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

22
Dec
2020
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Policing Authority publishes Review of 2020 and 10th report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

11
Nov
2020
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Policing Authority publishes ninth report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

15
Oct
2020
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Policing Authority publishes eighth report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

16
Sep
2020
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Policing Authority publishes seventh report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

21
Jul
2020
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Policing Authority publishes sixth report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

26
Jun
2020
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Policing Authority publishes fifth report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

05
Jun
2020
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Policing Authority publishes fourth report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

22
May
2020
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Policing Authority publishes report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

08
May
2020
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Policing Authority publishes report on policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis

21
Apr
2020
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Policing performance by the Garda Síochána during the COVID-19 crisis Interim Report to the Minister for Justice and Equality

26
Mar
2020
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Press Release

Policing Authority commends Garda Síochána response to Covid-19