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). Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:20:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 49179372 GSRMA announce the launch of their new Discount Scheme http://www.gardaretired.com/gsrma-announce-the-launch-of-their-new-discount-scheme/ http://www.gardaretired.com/gsrma-announce-the-launch-of-their-new-discount-scheme/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:20:47 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12844

GSRMA are pleased to announce the launch of their new Discount Scheme. Do not dismiss read through, there is something in this for everyone. Remember you register/join with your Registered number. Once Registered you can bring 3 other family or friends with you under your Registered number. Register today and start saving.  Click following link . […]

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‘Tipperary Tragedy’ – the Soloheadbeg shootings inquest report 100 years on http://www.gardaretired.com/tipperary-tragedy-the-soloheadbeg-shootings-inquest-report-100-years-on/ http://www.gardaretired.com/tipperary-tragedy-the-soloheadbeg-shootings-inquest-report-100-years-on/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:29:34 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12827

Irish Independent account of the ‘first shots’ of the War of Independence – Irish Independent 24th. January 2019 IN connection with the shooting of Constables McDonnell and O’Connell at Soloheadbeg, Tipperary, Patrick Gorman, labourer, Churchfield, Donohill, about four miles from Tipperary, was arrested yesterday evening. Another man was arrested at Dundrum, but his name has […]

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Hundreds of gardaí to patrol Border if no deal http://www.gardaretired.com/12825-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/12825-2/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:22:24 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12825

{ From Irish Independent today 24th. January 2019 by Paul Williams, Laura Larkin and Cormac McQuinn} ‘Worst case scenario’ for British crash-out – More than 400 new customs staff in place on Brexit day Fears have been raised about a ‘gap’ in social welfare pay-outs GARDA management are drafting emergency plans to deploy hundreds of […]

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Gardaí should not be singled out – GRA – as reported in Irish Times by Conor Lally http://www.gardaretired.com/gardai-should-not-be-singled-out-gra-as-reported-in-irish-times-by-conor-lally/ http://www.gardaretired.com/gardai-should-not-be-singled-out-gra-as-reported-in-irish-times-by-conor-lally/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:21:49 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12820

{Something we do very well in Ireland is find a scapegoat – never blame the system, especially a system over which Senior management lauded over the years – in this case blame individual Gardai – what a COP out} The Garda Representative Association has claimed it would be wrong to “smear” individual gardaí over shortcomings […]

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Community gathers for centenary commemorations of Soloheadbeg ambush – Irish Times Monday 21st. January 2019 http://www.gardaretired.com/12816-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/12816-2/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:09:42 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12816

The people of the Co Tipperary townland of Solohead gathered on Saturday 19th. January 2019 to remember momentous events which occurred there 100 years ago and which would eventually lead – with many twists and turns – to an independent Irish State. Centenary commemorations for the Soloheadbeg ambush brought with them the first gathering of […]

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Talks fail over compensation for Garda Golden’s family http://www.gardaretired.com/talks-fail-over-compensation-for-garda-goldens-family/ http://www.gardaretired.com/talks-fail-over-compensation-for-garda-goldens-family/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:56:39 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12813

{As reported in todays Irish Times by Ray Managh – Nothing is ever made easy for Gardai or indeed surviving Spouses and family by this State – Lip Service is the name of the game at the time of these tragedies, that’s about all} Settlement talks have broken down between representatives of the Minister for […]

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DPP Official to go on Trial – from Irish Independent Tuesday 22nd. January 2019 http://www.gardaretired.com/dpp-official-to-go-on-trial-from-irish-independent-tuesday-22nd-january-2019/ http://www.gardaretired.com/dpp-official-to-go-on-trial-from-irish-independent-tuesday-22nd-january-2019/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:05:18 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12804

A DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions employee will go on trial charged with leaking confidential and sensitive information in connection with the Peter Butterly murder trial. Jonathan Lennon (35), from Clonee, Dublin 15, was charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act in relation to criminal proceedings resulting from the murder of dissident republican Butterly. He was […]

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‘Our mission continues – to build a republic of liberty for all’ http://www.gardaretired.com/our-mission-continues-to-build-a-republic-of-liberty-for-all-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/our-mission-continues-to-build-a-republic-of-liberty-for-all-2/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:34:25 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12797

{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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Those first fatal – and fateful – shots fired in the War of Independence were not at Soloheadbeg http://www.gardaretired.com/those-first-fatal-and-fateful-shots-fired-in-the-war-of-independence-were-not-at-soloheadbeg/ http://www.gardaretired.com/those-first-fatal-and-fateful-shots-fired-in-the-war-of-independence-were-not-at-soloheadbeg/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:06:24 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12789

{From Irish Independent Tuesday 22nd. January 2019} CONTRARY to popular belief, the first fatal shots in the War of Independence were not fired at Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, by Dan Breen and Sean Treacy, on January 21, 1919, the same day that the first Dáil opened, but in Kerry several months earlier. Though it is true […]

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Garda to use external HR agencies to fill specialist roles http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-to-use-external-hr-agencies-to-fill-specialist-roles/ http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-to-use-external-hr-agencies-to-fill-specialist-roles/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:38:11 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12731

{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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