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Signing-On for CREDITS.

Many of our GSRMA who attended Retirement Courses were reminded of the need to “Sign-On for Credits” at the local Social Welfare Office following retirement from work. If you retired from work on the date of your retirement from the Garda Siochana, did you call next day to the Welfare Office and Sign-On for Credits […]

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Tap & Pay Bank Cards — Risk for Elderly

Elderly people who have “contactless bank cards” risk having cash stolen from their accounts by unscrupulous family members who prey on their lack of digital awareness — writes Mark O Regan in the Sunday Independent, 3 July 2016.  “As tap to pay cards hit the mainstream, experts are warning that the technology could expose victims […]

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Retired Garda – Hopes to join Garda Reserve

A few short weeks ago, Vincent Hourican, retired from An Garda Síochána after given 32 years patrolling Dublin South inner city.  He is about to create history, if his application to join the Garda Reserve Force is accepted.  Anyone aged 65 years and under can apply for the part-time Reserve. Vincent said ” I had […]

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Med. Aid Soc. – Discount for Young Adults.

You may recall a previous circular in June 2015 setting out the effect of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 2014 which laid down minimum and maximum percentage discounts on the Adult Premium that must be granted to young adults between 21 and 25 years of age. The Committee of the Society at that time approved […]

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Prize Bonds -v- State Saving Schemes.

There will be fewer Prize Bond millionaires from next month – following a decision to reduce the number of top prizes.  The change will see the €1m prize being paid out only four times a year to those who having winning prize bonds.  This is down from six top prizes a year. And the range […]

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Retirement is Changing

Retirement is changing. It’s no longer a few years of sitting back and taking it easy ….. It can now stretch out for 20 years or more and can throw up a whole host of challenges from loneliness, financial insecurity and depression.  But according to a new book – “Rewire Don’t Retire” with a little […]

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GSRMA – Lend strong support to – AGSI

Yesterday, (Tuesday) at the stroke mid-day,  over 650 lined-out at Castle Street, close to Dublin Castle to take part in the first organised protest march by the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors (AGSI) to Dail Eireann. There, to provide a great sense of “Loyalty” were approx 150 reps from various branches of the Garda […]

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Section 117 – Succession Act 1965

The Law Reform Commission is asking for the Public’s input into Ireland’s succession law.  Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965 – asks whether a parent has made proper provisions for a child in a will.  At the moment, a child has no right to their parent’s estate –unless the parents die without making a […]

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Underpaid – Gardai / Nurses & Teachers.

The flurry of campaigning by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) on behalf of its new entrants includes the claim that of the recruits qualified since 2014 (the first since the five-year embargo), three have already resigned as a result of the cuts. This seems extraordinary given that there were about 30 applicants for each post, […]

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Comments by ISME Chief – Garda Pensions.

Gordon Deegan, writing in the Irish Examiner, 29th March quotes the following comments from Mark Fielding, Chief Eexecutive, ISME –  “Gardai are retiring with average lump sums of €100,000 on top of their pensions, which shows tax payers are paying over the odds, to fund generous packages“. The ISME Chief Executive by generalising, use of […]

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