The Commission met for its monthly plenary session on 17th October. The focus of the meeting was inter-agency co-operation and the Commission received a number of presentations from senior garda management on issues such as community engagement, and encouraging increased diversity in Garda recruitment. The issues raised in these presentations will be considered in more detail by the Commission’s working groups which continue to meet on an ongoing basis between full plenary sessions. 

Each month, members of the Commission undertake study visits and stakeholder engagement sessions. In October, Commission members visited policing bodies in the UK to discuss policing accountability, governance and oversight. 

A number of Commission members also visited the South Eastern Garda Division where they had the opportunity to visit the Garda College and Thurles Divisional HQ, as well as the School of Law at the University of Limerick. 

The Chair of the Commission and members of the Commission’s secretariat attended the Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia, USA. Kathleen O’Toole attended the Major Cities Chiefs Conference, and the Police Executive Research Forum. These events provided an opportunity to meet with police chiefs from around the USA and learn about international practice in policing.

News & Events

03/29/2018

Report on Commission Activities January-March 2018

03/16/2018

Survey of Garda Personnel

02/23/2018

Trinity Long Room Hub: Behind the Headlines - The Future of Policing

01/15/2018

Public Meeting: Wood Quay, Dublin. Monday 22 January

12/21/2017

January 2018 public consultation events

12/18/2017

End of Year update December 2017

12/14/2017

Discuss the Future of Policing in Ireland with Members of the Commission – Athlone

12/12/2017

Public Meeting on the Future of Policing in Ireland – Cork

11/14/2017

Commission on Future of Policing visits Belfast for discussions

09/26/2017

Update on Commission Meeting of 20th and 21st September 2017

09/18/2017

Chair and Members of the Commission at the Ploughing Championship to hear rural policing concerns

09/04/2017

Researcher in the Secretariat to the Commission on the Future of Policing - (Temporary Full Time One Year Contract)

09/01/2017

The website of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (www.policereform.ie) is now live

09/01/2017

The website of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (www.policereform.ie) is now live

05/24/2017

Statement by Chairperson Kathleen O'Toole 24th May 2017

05/16/2017

Press Release by Minister Frances Fitzgerald 16 May 2017