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, 10 Nov 2017 11:32:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 49179372 Alliance Update: Correspondence re FEMPI http://www.gardaretired.com/alliance-update-correspondence-re-fempi/ http://www.gardaretired.com/alliance-update-correspondence-re-fempi/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:32:03 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11804

Dear Grant, Thank you and Deputy Calleary for meeting us last Wednesday. During our discussion we were very glad to hear of Fianna Fail’s continued commitment to restoring all public service pensions by 2019 and your intention to write reiterating same. Recognising that Minister Donohoe is preparing to legislate regarding FEMPI soon and your consultative […]

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GSRMA Short Story Competition- Winners & Prize Ceremony http://www.gardaretired.com/gsrma-short-story-competition-extended-deadline-terms-conditions/ http://www.gardaretired.com/gsrma-short-story-competition-extended-deadline-terms-conditions/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:21:25 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=9743

Thank you to all the members who entered the first GSRMA Short Story Competition this year. Congratulations to the  final 4 winners ,as per adjudication panel decision, of GSRMA Short Story Competition Terry Naughton ( Cork City Branch), Thomas O’Rourke ( Bray Branch) , Bill Kelly ( Dublin North Branch) & Paul McGettigan ( Dublin South Branch) The […]

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Finance Bill delivers a ‘Cinderella moment’ for commercial stamp duty http://www.gardaretired.com/finance-bill-delivers-cinderella-moment-commercial-stamp-duty/ http://www.gardaretired.com/finance-bill-delivers-cinderella-moment-commercial-stamp-duty/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:09:49 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11792

  AS reported by: TOM MAGUIRE Tom Maguire is a Deloitte tax partner BUDGET day is really a preview of the forthcoming attractions in the Finance Bill. The first draft of the Bill was published on October 19 and it has a long trip ahead of it before being signed into law. The Bill’s Committee […]

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Garda culture must change – but it can only do so if all layers of force are onboard http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-culture-must-change-can-layers-force-onboard/ http://www.gardaretired.com/garda-culture-must-change-can-layers-force-onboard/#comments Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:02:59 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11786

Article in todays Irish Independent by Daniel Denison is professor of management and organisation at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) IN THE aftermath of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s retirement, it’s important for An Garda Síochána to pay attention to the Garda culture if it is to retrieve its reputation in the coming years. […]

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Soldiers of Destiny march blindly to beat of the Government drum http://www.gardaretired.com/11783-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/11783-2/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:58:28 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11783

From todays Irish Independent THE Soldiers of Destiny like to think of themselves as the Republican party but latterly they are more akin to the Roll Over Party. Every supposed red-line issue, in Fianna Fáil’s phoney battle with Fine Gael, is invariably meekly diluted, with the party winning nothing more than egg on its face. […]

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Hiqa chair denies Fair Deal meeting was ‘conflict of interest’ http://www.gardaretired.com/hiqa-chair-denies-fair-deal-meeting-conflict-interest/ http://www.gardaretired.com/hiqa-chair-denies-fair-deal-meeting-conflict-interest/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:54:16 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11780

Article from todays Irish Insependent THE chairman of the country’s patient safety watchdog told private nursing home owners at a “secret meeting” that they should appeal the fees they were offered by the State to care for Fair Deal residents and the scheme “lacked sophistication”. Brian McEnery (inset) said he told the nursing home owners […]

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Pressure mounts on Government to solve issue over pensions http://www.gardaretired.com/pressure-mounts-government-solve-issue-pensions/ http://www.gardaretired.com/pressure-mounts-government-solve-issue-pensions/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:51:10 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11777

PRESSURE has intensified on the Government to urgently amend the State’s pension rules, which have left thousands of women out of pocket and been the subject of days of political controversy. The Government yesterday suffered a series of embarrassing Dáil defeats, most notably on a Fianna Fáil motion that proposes an end to the pension […]

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PSNI Chief Constable rejects allegations http://www.gardaretired.com/psni-chief-constable-rejects-allegations/ http://www.gardaretired.com/psni-chief-constable-rejects-allegations/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:39:16 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11772

Article by Gerry Moriarty from todays Irish Times The PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and other senior officers have rejected allegations that they were guilty of “criminality and misconduct” in the investigation of corruption claims against other senior officers.Mr Hamilton, the Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton are among a […]

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As Adams nurses his bruised ego IRA victims still show bottle to fight on http://www.gardaretired.com/11769-2/ http://www.gardaretired.com/11769-2/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:36:34 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11769

I think I will need to seek Clarification on this one!! Blaming the Taoiseach for his and his party’s ineptitude. See article by Fiach Kelly in todays Irish Times Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being “reckless” in his approach to Northern Ireland as hopes of a deal to restore […]

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Regulator defends pace of mortgage inquiry http://www.gardaretired.com/regulator-defends-pace-mortgage-inquiry/ http://www.gardaretired.com/regulator-defends-pace-mortgage-inquiry/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:32:23 +0000 http://www.gardaretired.com/?p=11766

And they give out about the pace of Investigations in Garda Siochana. Get off the fence!!!!!!! See article by Conor Pope Central Bank governor says investigation largest and most complex yet undertaken The Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the investigation into how 11 Irish mortgage lenders wrongly forced more than 20,000 homeowners off tracker […]

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