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Civil servants say they will resist any political ‘witch-hunt’

As reported in todays Irish Times by:  Fiach Kelly The representative body for senior civil servants has said its members will not be subjected to a “witch-hunt” for the sake of political expediency. The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants also said its members will not be “scapegoated” over failings in the Department of […]

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Disclosures Tribunal chair dismisses allegations made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

The chairperson of the Disclosures Tribunal has again appealed to anyone with information or documents that could help the inquiry to come forward. Mr Justice Peter Charleton made the request in an interim report that dismissed all of the allegations made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms. The interim report found […]

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Conditions for our Gardaí

From todays (23rd. November 2017) Irish Independent Dear Editor, To think that in this day and age our frontline responders, An Garda Síochána, are still working in deplorable conditions is despicable. The Government of the day and the OPW should be ashamed. The recent walkout by Gardaí in Sligo Garda station has highlighted the dangerous […]

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Alliance Update: Correspondence re FEMPI

Dear Grant, Thank you and Deputy Calleary for meeting us last Wednesday. During our discussion we were very glad to hear of Fianna Fail’s continued commitment to restoring all public service pensions by 2019 and your intention to write reiterating same. Recognising that Minister Donohoe is preparing to legislate regarding FEMPI soon and your consultative […]

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GSRMA Short Story Competition- Winners & Prize Ceremony

Thank you to all the members who entered the first GSRMA Short Story Competition this year. Congratulations to the  final 4 winners ,as per adjudication panel decision, of GSRMA Short Story Competition Terry Naughton ( Cork City Branch), Thomas O’Rourke ( Bray Branch) , Bill Kelly ( Dublin North Branch) & Paul McGettigan ( Dublin South Branch) The […]

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Garda culture must change – but it can only do so if all layers of force are onboard

Article in todays Irish Independent by Daniel Denison is professor of management and organisation at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) IN THE aftermath of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s retirement, it’s important for An Garda Síochána to pay attention to the Garda culture if it is to retrieve its reputation in the coming years. […]

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