Submissions received by the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland

On 1st September 2017, the Commission launched its website and a press release was issued, inviting submissions from interested parties by email or in writing, to a deadline of 31st January 2018. In November, an online portal for submissions was added to the website. 

Requests for submissions were sent to key policing bodies and stakeholder organisations including representative organisations and NGOs. Public invitations for submissions were made on a regular basis during the consultation period on twitter, through additional press statements and at public engagements. Regular updates on the Commission’s work were published during this period, and are available here.

On 15th November, TDs, Senators and their staff were invited to an informal briefing in Leinster House, where they were invited to make submissions on behalf of their political parties/groups and to encourage their constituents to do likewise. To assist, leaflets about the Commission’s consultation process and template newsletter articles were distributed to attendees.

A deadline for receipt for submissions was set as 31st January 2018; however, a small number of submissions were received after this date and taken into account by the Commission.

For ease of reference, submissions have been grouped into the following categories:

  1. Policing organisations and bodies
  2. Organisations
  3. Public representatives / political parties
  4. Academics
  5. Individuals

While all submissions received were noted by the Commission, not all have been published online. We have respected the wishes of those people/organisations who specifically requested not to have their submission published. Other submissions fell outside of our terms of reference, and while they provided the Commission with insight into individual experiences, it was decided that they should not form part of our online repository. Personal identifying information has been redacted from published submissions (unless requested otherwise). Material considered inappropriate to publish, or defamatory, has also been removed.



Policing organisations and bodies


An Garda Síochána Garda Inspectorate Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Policing Authority Garda Representative Association
Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors Community Policing Forum North East Inner City Local Policing Forum Safer Blanchardstown Donegal JPC Fingal PPN and Community Representatives Members of the Fingal JPC

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Age Action Alice Leahy Trust An Coimisinéir Teanga Ana Liffey Drug Project. Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development
Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants Bar of Ireland BeLonG To Youth Service Cairde Care After Prison
CARI Carlow Regional Youth Services Chambers Ireland Child Law Clinic Childhood Development Initiative
Childrens Rights Alliance Citizens Information Board Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign Defence Forces Deerpark Residents Association
Dublin Cycling Campaign Dublin Town Dunhill Community Alert Dyslexia Association of Ireland European Network Against Racism
Forensic Investigations and Training Solutions Free Legal Advice Centres Hate and Hostility Research Group IBM Ireland Immigrant Council of Ireland
Institute of Family and Marriage Irish Council for Civil Liberties Irish Criminal Bar Association Irish Farmers'  Association Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Irish Penal Reform Trust Irish Rural Link Irish Tourist Assistance Service Justice4all Law Society
Letterkenny Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Limerick Regeneration Community Consultative Forum Limerick Seniors Forum Longford Community Resources CLG Mayfield East Community Association
Mercy Law Resource Centre Michael J. Staines and Company Solicitors Migrants Rights Centre Ireland Muintir na Tire My Lovely Horse Rescue
National Council for People with Disabilities National Traveller Womens Forum National Union of Journalists National Womens Council of Ireland Navan Road Community Council
National Adult Literacy Agency Neighbourhood Watch Lower Bancroft, Tallaght North Connaught Youth and Community Services North East Save Our Local Community Oberstown Children Detention Campus
One in Four Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group Pathways Centre Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre Public Service Executive Union
Rape Crisis Centres Rape Crisis Network Restorative Practices Ireland Road Safety Authority Roselawn Residents Association
Ruhama SAFE Ireland Shell to Sea Sonas St Joseph's Community Association Ltd Cork
Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Taskforce The Table Observers Treo Port Lairge CLG Treoir Uplift
Vicitms' Rights Alliance Waterford PPN Waterford Tamil Sangam Women's Aid Youth RISE
Youth Work Ireland        

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Public representatives / political parties 


Cllr. Adrian Henchy Cllr. Eddie Mulligan Cllr. Sean Lynch Cllr. Alison Gilliland Cllr. Andrew Montague
Cllr. Elena Secas Cllr. Frankie Keena Cllr. Mike Cubbard Cllr. Pat Treanor Cllr. Paul Mulville
Cllr. Sean Conlon Cllr. Deirdre O Donovan Cllr. Terry O Flaherty Michael Fitzmaurice TD Thomas Byrne TD
Maureen O Sullivan TD Jim O Callaghan TD Senator Catherine Ardagh Senator Alice Mary Higgins Joanna Tuffy 
Sinn Féin Sinn Fein (Monaghan County Council) Green Party Fine Gael Social Democrats
Dublin Mid-West Constituency Council of the Workers Party      

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Jane Mulcahy Dr Matt Bowden Dr Edward Burke Aogán Mulcahy

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