Government Consultation on Justice Reform

Proposal to establish an independent Policing Authority

The Government announced a public consultation on its proposal to establish an independent Policing Authority in May 2014. As part of the public consultation, written submissions were sought on options for the establishment of the Authority, including:


Submissions were received in response to the consultation from individuals and organisations and they can be viewed below. For ease of reference, the submissions from individuals have been included in a composite document entitled 'Individual Submissions'. In the case of some of these submissions, personal identifying information contained in them is not being published, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and the Freedom of Information Act 2014.


Anti Deportation Ireland submission
Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors submission
Deputy Mick Wallace submission
Garda Representative Association submission
Garda Síochána Inspectorate submission
Garda Síochána Retired Members Association submission
Individual Submissions
Irish Council for Civil Liberties submission
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission submission
Irish Road Victims Association submission
Law Society of Ireland submission
National Association of Regional Game Councils submission
Rape Crisis Network Ireland submission
Sinn Féin submission
Victims Rights Alliance submission