6 Nov 2018, 17.05

Kathleen O’Toole, chairperson of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, will discuss the commission’s report, The Future of Policing in Ireland, at the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The meeting at 5 p.m. in Committee Room 3 can be viewed live here and on Android and Apple devices using the Houses of the Oireachtas app.

Among its many proposals, The Future of Policing in Ireland calls for the creation of a Human Rights Unit within the police service and regular human rights training for officers and recruits as part of a comprehensive policy promoting human rights compliance. It also recommends that An Garda Síochána should strengthen its security and intelligence capabilities.

“Committee members have given the Commission’s report careful reading. It is a substantial document with many ideas that bear further exploration,” said Committee Chairman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD. “One proposal likely to feature in our discussions is the Commission’s recommendation that rank-and-file gardaí stop prosecuting cases in court, serving summonses, escorting prisoners and other commitments that reduce their time for on-the-street policing.”

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