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40th Anniversary – Death of Garda Michael Clerkin.

Retired Garda Sergeant Jim Cannon gave a 40 minute interview on the Joe Duffy Radio Programme, recalling the events of 16th October 1976 when an IRA Bomb exploded in a farmhouse near Portarlington killing Garda Michael Clerkin (24 years) and seriously injuring himself and three other Garda colleagues.  The bravery shown by the Gardai that […]

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Court Expenses for Retired Gardai

If you are summonsed to give evidence in court in relation to a criminal investigation in which you were involved in your Garda capacity prior to your retirement you are entitled to the following : Travelling expenses at public transport rate (return) from your home to the court. Subsistance Allowance at the current Garda rates […]

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Killarney-Caherviveen –GSRMA Branch News.

The Garda Síochána Retired Members (GSRMA) Killarney/Caherciveen, wish to inform all retired Gardai (including Garda widows) of two events that will take place in November and December.  At 7.30 pm on Thursday, 3rd November 2016,  Holy Mass will be celebrated in a function-room at the Oaks Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney for deceased members of An […]

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Old Massey Ferguson Tractor.

The Ferguson TE20 is an agricultural tractor designed by Harry Ferguson. By far his most successful design, it was manufactured from 1946 until 1956, and was commonly known as the Little Grey Fergie. It is light-weight but effective, and a popular collector’s item for enthusiasts today.  This tractor will bring back memories to many of […]

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Garda Travel Club – List of Prize-Winners.

The Grada Holiday & Travel Club this week held a raffle for 108 cash prizes as part of its celebrations marking “25 Years in the Travel Business”.  The Garda Holiday & Travel Club was established in 1991 to provide for its member – holidays & Travel arrangements at keenest possible fares.  It is a non-profit, […]

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Death of a Retired Member – What to Do

The certificates hereunder will be required to support applications made by a widow or widower following the death of a Retired Member of An Garda Síochána. It is important to quote the Garda Reg. Number of the deceased as well as his/her PPS / RSI Number on all correspondence. DOCUMENTS TO HAND INTO LOCAL GARDA […]

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Letters on Garda Pay -v- Strike.

The Irish Examiner, Monday, 10th October 2016 had two letters touching on this matter.  One came from John Fitzgerald, Callan, Co. Kilkenny and the other from Mike Mahon, Templeogue, Dublin 6W. They give a reasonable balance views from Country -v- Dublin areas. Country View “A Policeman’s lot is not a Happy one” went the song […]

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Retired Garda assaulted – serving Summons.

A retired member of An Garda Síochána, who feared for his life when he was assaulted after serving a court summons last week, is recovering from his ordeal at home.  He was treated at Letterkenny District Hospital for his injuries.  The Donegal NEWS had a report on the incident. Click on the link to read […]

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All-Ireland GOLD – Joe Joyce (Donegal)

A Mayo man living in Donegal for over 50 years has finally realised a boyhood dream by winning athletic gold. Retired garda sergeant from Dungloe, Joe Joyce, realised his dream at the National Masters Athletics Championship in Tullamore, during August. Joe, a Connacht Colleges silver medalist in the Shot Putt from his school days, claimed […]

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Retirement – Sgt. Iggy Larkin, (Donegal).

Last week Sgt. Iggy Clarke, Head of Traffic Department” in Donegal, retired from the force after 39 years service.  He joined the Gardai on the 3rd August 1997 and served in Buncrana, Lifford, Ballintra, Carrigans and Donegal Town.  A man of many talents from — Quiz, Golf, Bridge, Local Radio and Youth-Work. “Donegal-Now” journalist attended […]

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