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Thatcher and An Garda Síochána

{As published in todays Irish Times (2nd. January 2019) Sir, – Margaret Thatcher’s scathing criticism of the Garda Síochána was misplaced (“Thatcher was scathing over Garda ‘failure’ to combat IRA activity”, State Papers 1988, December 28th). In fact, the Garda, in endeavouring to halt the IRA and its offshoots from their murderous campaign, during the […]

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND Dublin 2

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND Dublin 2, nationalgallery.ie. Free The National Gallery is closed December 24 th-26th, but otherwise open, every day, and it is a brilliant seasonal resource. Apart from the permanent collection, which is free and has never looked better than in the beautifully refurbished and enhanced galleries, there is the stunning Canaletto and […]

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New group to assess security threats

As published in today’s Irish Times (20/12/2018) Christy is GSRMA member in Donegal North Sir, – As a former Garda member, I have always advocated that a separate security and intelligence agency is required in this State. The announcement that a new Strategic Threat Analysis Centre (STAC) is being set up is welcome given the […]

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GSRMA President Christmas Message

As President of the Garda Síochána Retired Members Association, I am privileged to have this opportunity to wish each and every member of our association and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I wish to take this opportunity to thank our Branch Committees, Central Committee and Office Staff for their […]

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GSRMA Short Story Competition 2018

Wednesday night 14th. November 2018 was the culmination of the GSRMA Short Story Competition 2018. There was a prize awards ceremony at Skylon Hotel, where winners assembled to hear what the Adjudicators had to say about their respective stories.  This year’s competition was again a huge success with the standard of entries improving all the […]

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New GSRMA Branch Athy Co. Kildare

A new GSRMA Branch has been formed in Athy Co. Kildare. A group of GSRMA members met at Golf Club Athy on Thursday 18th. October 2018, which was attended by General Secretary Paschal Feeney and Vice President Marie Roche. Following discussion, the following were elected as interim office holders. Chairman Tony Timoney; Branch Secretary Vera […]

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New GSRMA Branch Athy Co. Kildare

A new GSRMA Branch has been formed in Athy Co. Kildare. A group of GSRMA members met at Golf Club Athy on Thursday 18th. October 2018, which was attended by General Secretary Paschal Feeney and Vice President Marie Roche. Following discussion, the following were elected as interim office holders. Chairman Tony Timoney; Branch Secretary Vera […]

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Beauty and the Beast – a wonderful Christmas Panto!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2018 Christmas Panto for all the family! This traditional story of friendship and love, mixes magic and adventure with spectacular song, dance routines and magical special effects to entertain all the family!  On a serious note, Beauty and the Beast delivers an underlying life lesson to never judge a person by their […]

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Generous retirement pots await Fine Gael trio

As reported today By Daniel McConnell Political Editor Fine Gael has now been in power since March 9, 2011, and just three of its 10 ministers appointed to the Cabinet that day remain at the table — Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, and newly appointed Communications Minister Richard Bruton. As a result of their years […]

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St. Paul’s Garda Credit Union October 2018 Draw winners

St. Paul’s Garda Credit Union – Oct 2018 Draw winners Ford Mondeo Deirdre O’Brien, Upper Cloghroe, Co. Cork 5 x €1,000 winners Barry Roche, Blackrock Garda Station, Co. Dublin Mrs Noreen Sheehy, Athea, Co. Limerick Denis Hegarty, Upper Glanmire, Co. Cork Leanne Harraghy, Westport Garda Station, Co. Mayo Deborah Gillespie, Tuam, Co. Galway

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