Delay in Issue of pension Slips

I have just been informed by Garda pension Payments Section that there is a delay in the production of Pension slips this month.  See copy notification below. Mr. Feeney Please note that due to a technical issue with the printing equipment there will be a delay of at least one day with the receipt of […]

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Update on Recent happenings within Alliance of Retired Public Servants.

Noel O’Sullivan, Vice Chairman of Alliance of Retired Public Servants, and GSRMA Central Committee member reports from the the most recent Alliance meeting. Hereunder are the main points discussed: Urgent meeting with Minister Pascal Donohue re. Industrial Relations has been requested and reply from the Minister is on the way to Alliance. Alliance had meeting […]

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Garda strike threat tantamount to ‘mutiny’.

Garda strike threat tantamount to ‘mutiny’, ex-Labour Court head says Kevin Duffy says planned action by GRA and Agsi members was illegal by any standard The recent threatened strike by gardaí was tantamount to a “mutiny”, the former head of the Labour Court has said. Kevin Duffy said the planned strikes by members of the Garda Representative Association and the Association […]

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GSRMA First Outing for 2017 Beat the Winter Blues

GSRMA Social Committee outing to Westport. Why not beat the January blues with a three night break in beautiful Westport. January 17th three nights staying in the four star Westport Woods Hotel, dinner bed and breakfast, nightly entertainment, daily activities including indoor bowls, historical talk, cocktail making , bingo, talent competition and lots more. Full […]

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An Evening of Seasonal Music & Song

GSRMA urge all its members to support the Garda Survivor’s Support Association (GSSA) at this Annual Concert in Westmanstown Sports & Conference Centre on Thursday night 8th. December 2016. For Tickets contact: Margaret Dixon 086-8451949 Michael & Eileen Griffin 086-8704365 or Breda Hand 086-8281651.  Tickets are only €25.00 and this is a very worthy cause. […]

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Public Pay Commission

Many of you are asking what is the position with the new Public Pay Commission and how will it fit with us as Garda pensioners. I recently wrote to An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, requesting the allocation of a slot on the new Commission for Garda Siochana Retired Members Association. An Taoiseach passed my […]

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GSRMA Short Story Competition- Winners & Prize Ceremony

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 Patrick Daly ( Cork City Branch), Brian Kealy ( Limerick City Branch) , Bill Kelly ( Dublin North Branch) & Hillary Murphy ( Naas […]

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GSRMA Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The Strategic Plan, for the period 2016 to 2021 has been approved by the Central Committee of Garda Síochaná Retired members Association. Please find attached GSRMA Strategic Plan 2016-2021 ( PDF Version) gsrma-strategic-plan-2016-2021 Mathias Cosgrave President

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Vacancy at the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently seeking civilian experts to fill the following role only at the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia):   GEO AR 10 Spokesperson/Chief of Press and Public Information Unit  20161109-eumm-georgia-final-information-booklet-en (Word Format) annex-2-application-form ( Word Format) annex-1-job-descriptions-final ( PDF Format) Should you wish to apply for […]

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Vacancy at the European Union CSDP mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently seeking civilian experts to fill the following role only at the European Union CSDP mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger): • NI 42 Head of International Coordination Unit Should you wish to apply for this role, please complete the attached application form and return it to civilianmissions@dfa.ie […]

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GSRMA Members Winners of Garda Post Competition

Congratulations to our 3 members winners of Garda Post competition. And the winners of the Garda Post Competition are …. !! 1st: Noel Mc Mahon (20862M – Clare Branch) Congratulations Noel you have won two nights bed and breakfast at Mount Juliet with one round of Golf plus dinner in the Lady Helen restaurant on […]

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Fairness and Equity letter from GSRMA Member

We would like to share a letter received from one of our members. Dear Sir, Firstly let me declare my interest in, and support for AGSI and GRA in their on-going attempts to seek a justified (partial) restoration of sacrificed pay. I believe Trade Unions and Staff Associations, the Public Services Committee of ICTU and the […]

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Sunday Indo – Letters on Blue Uniform

Page No. 31 of the Sunday Independent, 30th October 2016, published a total of four letters under the heading “Meaning of Putting on the Blue Uniform”.  The authors came from many areas such as (i) Bantry, Co. Cork;  (ii) Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford;  (iii) Berkshire, England; and (iv) Gen. Sec. GSRMA. The letters were in response […]

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Garda Síochána Retired Members Association support GRA and AGSI members

MEDIA STATEMENT  Garda Síochána Retired Members Association   28 October 2016  “The plight of Gardaí over four decades must finally be acknowledged”  Garda Síochána Retired Members Association support GRA and AGSI members  The Association representing retired members of An Garda Siochána have thrown their weight behind the current industrial action being undertaken by the AGSI and […]

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Garda Michael Clerkin – 40th Anniversary

This is the 40th. Anniversary of the tragic murder of our colleague Michael Clerkin. A memorial mass to mark this tragic death will take place at St Michael’s Church Portarlington tomorrow Saturday 15th. October at 3.00 PM. Refreshments in adjoining convent hall afterwards. All welcome. Paschal Feeney General Secretary

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Budget 2017 – Quick Review

11/10/16 Budget Summary USC ratesfor lower to middle income earners to be reduced by 0.5% Help to BuyScheme announced for first-time, newly-built home buyers Welfare paymentsto increase by €5 per week Increase in thresholds for Capital Acquisitions Tax (Gifts/Inheritance) Increase in Disposable Income per annum (Household Examples)  Two Married Public Sector employees with 2 Children  Note: […]

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Job Notice – Compliance Support Officer(s) Positions available

JOB Position: Compliance Support Officer(s) Period: Full time and Part time positions available Division: SGS Ireland Location: Munster, Ulster, Leinster and Galway Key responsibilities of Compliance Support Officers will include: –    Undertaking regular and on-going compliance checks and audits of SPSV                       vehicles, drivers and dispatch operators; Identification and investigation of offences and potential offences […]

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BUDGET 2017 – Taxation Measures

No great surprises as so much of this was leaked in the run into Budget day. In terms of impact the change most likely to benefit members is the USC change. There are other items of interest also. USC   2016   2015 €0-12012 1% 0.50% €12012.01-18668 3% 2.50% €70,044.00 5.50% 5% Balance 8% 7.50% […]

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Job Notice – Security at the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland invites applications for the following position: Security Supervisor (Permanent) Security & Event Supervisor (Permanent) Facilities Supervisor (Permanent) Museum Security Officer (Permanent)   Full details of the post and application procedures can be found on their website.  Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 November 2016, 4pm. Contact details to apply: Tel: +353 […]

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Retired Public Service – Increase Pensions ?

Public Service Pensions are in line for a triple boost in next year — writes Charlie Weston, Irish Independent, Monday, 10th October.  “The increases will see some retired Public Service workers getting an annual increase of €1,000.  The big gains for retired nurses, civil servants and teachers will come from a further unwinding of cuts to […]

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Retired Garda Chief – Praise for Colleagues.

Irish Examiner Reporter (Seán O’ Riordan) attended a recent retirement of a Garda Chief Superintendent of Cork West Garda Division and writes a genuine tribute of a retirement where  –“A selfless senior Garda asked friends and colleagues to support two charities instead of organising a dinner to honour his retirement from the force.  Chief Supt. […]

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Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar Oct-Dec 2016

If you are interested in Contemporary Irish History Research Seminars please find schedule from Trinity Centre 5 October Meetings with murderers: recollections of EU intercession in 1990s Yugoslavia.Colonel Colm Doyle 12 October Casualties of independence: the effect of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 on the senior Crown judiciary .Dr Blathna Ruane SC 19 October Dangerous, […]

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A fitting tribute to murdered colleague Tony Golden

A fitting tribute to Tony Golden Garda Tony Golden, who was murdered in Omeath last year, ‘will be smiling wryly’ on some of the 61 cyclists who undertook the 250km bike ride from Blackrock to Ballina, last week. Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan officially launched the cycle last week at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk, where […]

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McWilliam Park Hotel – Special Offer

Special offer to our members from McWilliam Park Hotel in Mayo for a nice relaxing break. Breaks Package Includes… 4 Nights Bed & Breakfast, Dinner on 3 Evenings, Entertainment on 2 Evenings, Floral Design Class on Wednesday, 1 Guided Mystery Tour and Free access to the Leisure Facilities and Swimming Pool Dates Available:  Monday 26th September – […]

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Death of John (Jack) Hennessy former Chairman GSRMA

GSRMA sadly announce death of John (Jack) HENNESSY, 13196B, Naas GSRMA Branch. Roseville, Naas, Kildare / Killarney, Kerry / Goatstown, Dublin / Ardee, Louth Jack is a former Chairman of Garda Siochana Retired Members Association, having served from 2002 to 2004. He was a Central Committee Member for many years.  Jack was also a former […]

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Bus Driver Knocklyon Area Dublin

BUS DRIVER  (D- LICENCE) REQUIRED FOR KNOCKLYON LODGE, CRECHE MONTESSORI AND AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB.THE JOB WOULD BE TERM-TIME FOR 38 WEEKS PER YEAR. IT WOULD BE APPROX. 4 HOURS PER DAY, MONDAY TO THURSDAY/FRIDAY.THE HOURS WOULD BE 8.15AM TILL 9.45AM AND THEN FROM 1.15PM TILL 3.15PM.YOU WOULD BE DROPPING OFF/ COLLECTION CHILDREN FROM 2 SCHOOLS IN […]

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St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union Memorial Mass

St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union extend an invitation to attend our Remembrance Mass for deceased members at  2pm, Saturday 26th November 2016 in St. Paul  of the Cross Church, Mount Argus, Dublin 6W.  The Mass will be celebrated by the Garda Chaplain, Fr. Joe Kennedy.  The Garda Male Voice Choir will also be performing at […]

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