New GSRMA Head Office – 5 Harrington Street

September 1st marked the first day of Autumn but it was also an important date for the Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association.  We wmoved from the Garda Club to our brand new Head Quarters at No. 5 Harrington Street, Dublin 8.  The move was only a few yards down the street but it was a Giant-Step in the history of the association. Back 52 years ago, the first Central Committee of the Garda Pensioners’ Association (G.P.A.) opened its first Head Office at No.38 Westmoreland Street, Dublin to cope with 1,400 members.  Immediately the membership doubled and in October, 1962 the Association moved to a much  larger Head Office to enjoy a ten year lease at No. 43 Dawson Street.  When that lease expired, Head Office was re-allocated to No. 32 Nassau Street, where the association spent a quarter of a century. Getting ready for the new millennium the G.P.A. decided in 1999 to move next-door to the Garda Club at No. 8 Harrington Street.  Around this time advance plans were in place to change the title of our association to cope for a new and younger generation of retired Gardai.  On the 1st January, 2002, a new phase began as the Gárda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) was born.

Many changes have taken place since 2002 but the biggest one was in October, 2012, when the President, Mr. Gerry Blake and the new Central Committee finalised negotiations for the purchased of No. 5 Harrington Street.  Renovation works have taken place to adapt the new premises for your needs. Our 5,700 membership can feel proud that your association has it own brand New Head Office.  The Central Committee is anxious to protect pensions and look after the welfare and needs of our membership.

Our Head Office Telephone Number remains the same = 01-478  1525 .

Just Remember the Postal Address is = No. 5 Harrington Street, Dublin 8.

Best Wishes to All in the Gárda Síochána Retired Members’ Association


2 Responses to New GSRMA Head Office – 5 Harrington Street

  1. patrick o September 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Enjoy the comforts of your new office.
    Congratulations from West Cork Branch to all concerned in bringing the building to fruition.

  2. Arthur O October 16, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Congratulations on the opening of and occupancy our new headquarters, which has been in train since 2002. There was great foresight displayed in its conception. Well done to all concerned. It was a great achievement in such trying fiscal times of great austerity.

    On the vane of austerity maybe some of the article referring to more recent dates and high expenditure indicators concerning works done could be toned down a little. This could give the wrong impression as we seek to exit the grave austerity measures in place that are driving some of us to the point of having our homes repossessed and I know what I’m talking about on that issue.

    I’m just being cautious and proactively conscious of what detractors will say. We should be well prepared and of the one vocal verse to counter any adverse comment that may arise in view of the exceptional advancement made in acquiring such a fine new headquarters premises for GSRMA.

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