Don’t forget positives in gardaí

Letter from today’s – Letters to Editor 20th Sept 2017 – Irish Independent. I was at an incident in my sister’s house last weekend when she had to take the very drastic action and call the guards as her son has a drug habit. As a result of this he had become paranoid and aggressive […]

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Who is Donohoe’s warning directed at?

Editorial Comment from today’s (20th Sept. 2017) Irish Independent FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe is telling colleagues not to be talking up the Budget. Wise advice, given the resources available. But politics abhors a vacuum and ministers in this mixed bag Government will doubtless be jostling for position to claim credit for whatever scraps are being […]

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Varadkar fails to see merit in GRA claims

Long before taking over from Enda Kenny as leader of the country, Leo Varadkar effectively began the final move against then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. In March 2014, Varadkar urged Callinan to withdraw his labelling of the actions of Garda whistleblowers as “disgusting”, saying they had acted in a “distinguished” manner. It put Callinan on […]

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USC cut central to FF-FG budget talk

Ibec backs Fine Gael in row with Fianna Fáil over ‘best use’ of budget resources Pat Leahy MARIE O’HALLORAN Fianna Fáil has said that plans for income tax reductions in Budget 2018, flagged earlier this week by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, should not go ahead and warned Fine Gael that it must stick by the confidence-and-supply […]

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GRA wants names of officers who briefed on breath tests

Members of the executive council of the body representing rank-and-file gardaí have demanded to be told the identity of the senior officers who briefed the association’s spokesman prior to last week’s “car crash” television interview about the breath test scandal. Gardaí reacted with shock and fury after Garda Representative Association (GRA) spokesman John O’Keeffe told […]

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Hero Garda is praised for rescue of woman from rapids

1A Garda has been hailed a hero after helping to prevent a late-night tragedy from taking place in the north-west. Garda Padraic Deery dived into the Garavogue river in Sligo after a woman was seen being swept a few hundred metres by fast tides. Gda Deery managed to reach the woman and with the assistance […]

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Knives already sharpened for O’Sullivan’s successor

Article written by GSRMA member Michael Carty (Roscommon Branch) WHEN Nóirín O’Sullivan announced her retirement as Garda commissioner after 36 years’ distinguished service to the citizens of this State, a cohort of politicians, commentators and self-styled experts on policing welcomed her departure proclaiming that all our policing problems are over. These are the same people […]

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Next Garda boss must be Irish

All this talk of an international head-hunt for a new Garda commissioner seems to equate it to getting Jack Charlton or Giovanni Trapattoni to manage a struggling Irish soccer team. The candidate would occupy a sensitive and key role in our State’s security apparatus, in a world where our interests might not coincide with those […]

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Enjoy Autumn Wonder in The Kingdom

15th – 18th October 2017 Final Week to Book! €350 per person sharing 3 Nights Killarney, Co Kerry, 4 star luxurious Lake Hotel.  Would you like to visit Killarney this Autumn, meet some new friends, explore the Ring of Kerry, and stay in a luxurious four star hotel, ideally situated right on the lakeshore of […]

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