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‘Our mission continues – to build a republic of liberty for all’

{From Irish Independent Tuesday 22nd. January 2019 – Celebrations and Remberance begin Mansion House 100 years later} Just 90 minutes before the assembly, the Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street had hosted an ‘entertainment’ for the expatriated prisoners of war from Germany after World War I The street was decked with Union Jacks and bunting. […]

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Garda to use external HR agencies to fill specialist roles

{As reported in todays Irish Times { by Conor Gallagher} – 3rd. January 2019 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris intends to use external recruitment agencies for the first time in an effort to fill key roles from the private sector. The Garda has come in for significant criticism in recent years for its slow pace in […]

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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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