AGSI To Meet In Wake Of Policing Report

Written 3 months ago by Newsroom

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors is meeting in Cavan today in the wake of criticism from the Policing Authority about the speed of reform in the force.

One of the issues to be discussed is the role of the Gardaí at an eviction.

Justice Minister and Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan will address 140 Sergeants and Inspectors shortly after 5 o’clock this evening.

A motion from Westmeath will urge him to introduce an insurance database to help Gardaí detect drivers who aren’t covered.

There are a total of three motions affecting Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

President of the AGSI, Cormac Moylan, says they’ll be prioritising issues such as delays in training the force when new legislation is introduced and the poor quality of technology and equipment provided to them.

He claims that there are members who won’t be trained until the end of this year on how to deal with domestic abuse cases after new laws were introduced.

The role of Gardáí at an eviction is a motion brought forward by Roscommon following an incident at a farmhouse in Strokestown last year.

Eight security men were injured, a dog was killed and six vehicles were burnt out after the home was repossessed.

Mr Moylan, who’s stationed in Moate, says there needs to be a clear policy in place when Gardaí are called to such instances;