Garda Retired http://www.gardaretired.com Originally called the Garda Siochana Pensioners’ Association, in 2002 it changed the name title to the Garda Siochana Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA). Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:39:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 49179372 Public belief in Garda role ‘unshaken’ http://www.gardaretired.com/public-belief-garda-role-unshaken/ http://www.gardaretired.com/public-belief-garda-role-unshaken/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:33:00 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12097

The many controversies surrounding the Garda Síochána have not shaken the public’s belief in its essential role, according to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland chairwoman Kathleen O’Toole. “We have received numerous complaints, but just as many compliments about the work of the gardaí,” Ms O’Toole said at a public consultation in […]

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Pensioners will wait for years for back payments – if they ever get them http://www.gardaretired.com/pensioners-will-wait-years-back-payments-ever-get/ http://www.gardaretired.com/pensioners-will-wait-years-back-payments-ever-get/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:10:05 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12094

IT WILL be years before pensioners hit by an anomaly in the system see any of the money deducted from their State payments since 2012. Around 42,000 people, mainly women, are missing out on up to €35 a week because they took time away from the workforce for a period prior to 1994. A campaign […]

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Secret deal allows Sinn Fein TD to pick up entire salary http://www.gardaretired.com/secret-deal-allows-sinn-fein-td-pick-entire-salary/ http://www.gardaretired.com/secret-deal-allows-sinn-fein-td-pick-entire-salary/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:01:39 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12091

Did you or anyone else actually think it was otherwise?  Sinners only interested in everyone else’s business how dare anyone enquire into their sordid business. A Sinn Fein TD struck a secret deal with the party which allows him to draw down his entire Dail salary, the Herald can reveal. Dublin North West deputy Dessie […]

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Fraudsters must be prosecuted for false car claims: ex-judge http://www.gardaretired.com/12082-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/12082-2/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:12:58 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12082

FRAUDSTERS making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said. Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns warned Ireland has a huge problem with fraudulent motor claims, and there appeared to be no punishment for lying in court. Meanwhile, insurers have been accused of […]

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It’s hard to ignore military-style culture that still runs deep in SF http://www.gardaretired.com/hard-ignore-military-style-culture-still-runs-deep-sf/ http://www.gardaretired.com/hard-ignore-military-style-culture-still-runs-deep-sf/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:06:21 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12079

‘HE who controls the past controls the future.” There is a great deal of truth in this observation made by the novelist George Orwell. Gerry and his 2 best girls smile through it all – nothing got to do with us!!! Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald […]

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Sinn Féin arrogance will remain undimmed http://www.gardaretired.com/sinn-fein-arrogance-will-remain-undimmed/ http://www.gardaretired.com/sinn-fein-arrogance-will-remain-undimmed/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:31:05 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12076

Political Comment from today’s Irish Independent – No change same old arrogance NEXT month, Mary Lou McDonald will be installed as the new leader of Sinn Féin, replacing a president who has held office for more than 34 full years. We had grown used to Gerry Adams’s carping about media agendas. He has done a […]

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McDonald’s attempt to dodge questions eerily echoes Adams’s tactic http://www.gardaretired.com/mcdonalds-attempt-dodge-questions-eerily-echoes-adamss-tactic/ http://www.gardaretired.com/mcdonalds-attempt-dodge-questions-eerily-echoes-adamss-tactic/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:25:57 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12073

HERE’S a newsflash just in: Barry ‘Loaf on the Loaf ’ McElduff will not be able to vote for Mary Lou McDonald as new Sinn Féin leader because he has been suspended from all party activities for three months. Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill, party president Gerry Adams, and deputy leader Mary Lou […]

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Evidence contradicts Government stance in Fitzgerald controversy http://www.gardaretired.com/evidence-contradicts-government-stance-fitzgerald-controversy/ http://www.gardaretired.com/evidence-contradicts-government-stance-fitzgerald-controversy/#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:12:49 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12067

Gardaí sought guidance from department on legal strategy as reported by Pat Leahy in today’s Irish Times The revelation at the Charleton tribunal this week that the Garda legal team sought guidance from the Department of Justice about the strategy it employed towards the Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe contradicts many of the statements made by […]

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Gardaí sue media over claims they planned to give misleading information http://www.gardaretired.com/gardai-sue-media-claims-planned-give-misleading-information/ http://www.gardaretired.com/gardai-sue-media-claims-planned-give-misleading-information/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:01:11 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12065

Reports followed Wallace’s allegation about recording of McCabe’s meeting with officers as reported by Conor Lally in today’s Irish Times Two Garda officers who it was alleged were attempting to give misleading information to damage Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins commission are taking legal action against several media outlets. Supt Noel Cunningham and Sgt […]

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Superintendent bosses to join colleagues in action over pay http://www.gardaretired.com/superintendent-bosses-join-colleagues-action-pay/ http://www.gardaretired.com/superintendent-bosses-join-colleagues-action-pay/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:46:55 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12061

‘We are on the brink. We just have a few procedural issues to iron out’ as reported in today’s Irish Independent by Niall O’Connor THE country’s 45 Garda chief superintendents are today preparing to join their junior counterparts and embark on industrial action, the Irish Independent understands. The move will mean that for the first […]

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