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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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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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Transition of the Garda Pension Payroll

The Garda Pensions Payroll Section, Killarney, has issued the following “Information Note” for the GSRMA.  All retired members, will shortly receive a copy of the notification in the post. INFORMATION  NOTE. “As part of the Government’s Reform Agenda the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (DPER) has established a Payroll Shared Services Centre (PSSC) for […]

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When did Gardai get right to – VOTE ?

A member requested that we confirm, when did members of An Garda Siochana get the right to vote in General Elections ?.  It’s not easy to come-up with all the answers but with your assistance, we may get the full story.  In a search to answer the query, the Cork Examiner, for Wednesday, 29th April […]

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G.R.A. —- Battle to Reverse Pay-CUTS.

Rank and file Gardai have called on whoever forms the next government — to fully restore their pay to pre-2008 levels and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.  The Garda Representative Association  said it will be demanding the new government to address a number of urgent issues such as:  (i) Re-instatement to pre-2008 salary of […]

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