Longest Serving Garda – Advice for Taoiseach

Alfred Ignatius Flood born in Dublin in 1904 was proud to acclaim he held the record of the longest serving member of An Garda Síochána and the longest serving President of the Garda Retired Association.  He had 47 years and four months Garda Service and retired from the force in 1972 at the rank of Deputy Garda Commissioner.  A few months later he was elected President of the Garda Síochána Pensioners’ Association, holding its office for a total of 14 years.  We note from the release of the State Papers that Alfred Flood on 21st January 1983, wrote to An Taoiseach (Garret Fitzgerald) to advise him not to appoint an outsider as Garda Commissioner.  Hugh O Connell, author of the Journal.ie article has linked-up with the GSRMA HISTORY to give a background to his story.

You can read the full journal.ie article by clicking HERE

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