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). Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:35:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 49179372 Sinn Féin reviews party structures after bullying claims and departures http://www.gardaretired.com/sinn-fein-reviews-party-structures-after-bullying-claims-and-departures/ http://www.gardaretired.com/sinn-fein-reviews-party-structures-after-bullying-claims-and-departures/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:33:42 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12345

By Sarah Bardon from todays Irish Times. Sinn Féin has begun a review of its local authority structures in response to the departure of a number of councillors from the party. A total of 37 representatives have either vacated their seats or left Sinn Féin in the past 18 months. Ten left for personal reasons, […]

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Minister moves to abolish poor box which has taken in €7.5m since 2014 http://www.gardaretired.com/minister-moves-to-abolish-poor-box-which-has-taken-in-e7-5m-since-2014/ http://www.gardaretired.com/minister-moves-to-abolish-poor-box-which-has-taken-in-e7-5m-since-2014/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:42:19 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12342

Flanagan introducing law to replace poor box system with sanctions and probation by  Marie O’Halloran from todays Irish Times Defendants have paid almost €7.5 million in fines to court poor boxes since 2014 instead of receiving a criminal conviction, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has confirmed.Mr Flanagan who had previously informed the Dáil of his […]

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OPW approves plans for €80m Garda complex http://www.gardaretired.com/opw-approves-plans-for-e80m-garda-complex/ http://www.gardaretired.com/opw-approves-plans-for-e80m-garda-complex/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:38:00 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12340

Dublin City Council’s concerns over Military Road transport plans discounted by Olivia Kelly from todays Irish Times Plans for a new €80 million Garda command and control centre on Military Road in Dublin have been approved by the Office of Public Works (OPW) more than two years after they were first proposed. The six-storey complex […]

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Hume deserves place in history http://www.gardaretired.com/hume-deserves-place-in-history/ http://www.gardaretired.com/hume-deserves-place-in-history/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:38:01 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12336

As published in Irish Independent Tuesday 7th. August 2018 ■ I am delighted to see that RTÉ One (tonight, 9.35pm) will show a documentary on John Hume. In my opinion John, without anything in either hand, did more to bring about peace in Northern Ireland than many of the much lauded others with one thing […]

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Fight for justice: Why did the gardaí add insult to injury? http://www.gardaretired.com/fight-for-justice-why-did-the-gardai-add-insult-to-injury/ http://www.gardaretired.com/fight-for-justice-why-did-the-gardai-add-insult-to-injury/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:17:02 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12332

From Irish Examiner;  How often have we heard and read of this type of scenario when dealing with our members injured on duty.When will the scandal of having to wait 10 to 15 years for your claim to be settled by the State. Former inter-county hurler and garda, Aidan Flanagan, was awarded €1.16m for a […]

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Renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples dies aged 70 http://www.gardaretired.com/renowned-donegal-fiddler-tommy-peoples-dies-aged-70/ http://www.gardaretired.com/renowned-donegal-fiddler-tommy-peoples-dies-aged-70/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:12:01 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12329

GSRMA send their condolences to the family of Tommy peoples on his passing last Sunday.  Tommy was a member of An Garda Siochana for a period and served in Limerick. May ne rest in peace.   Tommy Peoples, the Donegal fiddler who won acclaim with The Bothy Band, has died aged 70. Mr Peoples was born into […]

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Report defends nursing pay and rejects claims of an exodus from health system http://www.gardaretired.com/report-defends-nursing-pay-and-rejects-claims-of-an-exodus-from-health-system/ http://www.gardaretired.com/report-defends-nursing-pay-and-rejects-claims-of-an-exodus-from-health-system/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:48:09 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12324

Salaries for nurses and midwives remain competitive, according to spending review by Martin Wall in todays Irish Times There has been no mass exodus of nursing staff from the health system, the Government’s spending review argues. It also maintains that pay for nurses and midwives in the State is competitive. The document, drawn up by […]

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Defendants face paying towards legal aid cost http://www.gardaretired.com/defendants-face-paying-towards-legal-aid-cost/ http://www.gardaretired.com/defendants-face-paying-towards-legal-aid-cost/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:44:28 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12322

Policing operations and the justice system will come under significant pressure in the years ahead unless the Government moves to reduce legal aid payments and Garda overtime rates, a series of expenditure reports warn. The warnings are contained in two reports by the Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service (IGEES) into expenditure in the justice system. […]

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Garda ‘expected to die’ while hanging on to woman’s car http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-expected-to-die-while-hanging-on-to-womans-car/ http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-expected-to-die-while-hanging-on-to-womans-car/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:41:38 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12320

A garda has said he expected to die when a woman, who was high on crack cocaine, accelerated away as he was attempting to seize her vehicle. Garda Thomas Gallagher (39) read his victim impact statement during the sentence hearing of Christina Joyce (30), who was jailed for 4½ years. He said he felt he […]

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North’s power vacuum is fuelling dissidents and violent crime http://www.gardaretired.com/norths-power-vacuum-is-fuelling-dissidents-and-violent-crime/ http://www.gardaretired.com/norths-power-vacuum-is-fuelling-dissidents-and-violent-crime/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:31:54 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=12317

From todays Irish Independent by Christy Galligan What we saw last week in Belfast and Derry is a result of the vacuum created by the two major parties with no Stormont assembly. They must take responsibility for leaving their communities vulnerable to sectarian attacks by thugs who pretend to care. The recent spate of attacks […]

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