Publication of Garda Inspectorate Report Public Order Policing – A Review of Practices in the Garda Síochána – Identifies areas of good practice, such as standardised training and multi-agency cooperation, briefing days for senior managers and advance welfare briefings – While incidents and risk of widespread disorder in Ireland are relatively low, inconsistent governance and application of the Garda Síochána’s policy on public order policing pose a significant risk to public confidence in the Garda Síochána – The Garda Síochána should urgently develop a strategic threat and risk assessment relating to public order – Proposes that public order policing policies be more transparent and focus on human rights and the Garda Code of Ethics – Recommends the publication of use of force data and monitoring of trends

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