Retired Garda – Hopes to join Garda Reserve

A few short weeks ago, Vincent Hourican, retired from An Garda Síochána after given 32 years patrolling Dublin South inner city.  He is about to create history, if his application to join the Garda Reserve Force is accepted.  Anyone aged 65 years and under can apply for the part-time Reserve. Vincent said ” I had to retire at 60 but I want to continue serving the community and make a positive contribution to society”.

Read the article in the The Sun newspaper




4 Responses to Retired Garda – Hopes to join Garda Reserve

  1. Eugene June 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    I just cannot believe that.

  2. Dave June 29, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    In relation to the retired member who has applied to become a Garda Reserve i must ask one question ” WHY”.
    If this member wants to give back to the community why not join the “Civil Defence” where they will be fully trained in First Aid, Welfare, Search and Rescue, and would be giving back to the community. I take it that the member is not joining for the pay rate….

  3. timothy June 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

    Its a positive thing that this man wants to make a contribution to society through the Garda Force he has just left. His experience would be invaluable.

  4. John Brennan July 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I have no difficulty with people joining the Reserve. In many countries there is voluntary participation in police forces by people who wish to contribute to their communities.
    There is of course the present situation where full time members have had their salaries and allowances cut, new members expected to serve on different pay scales etc.
    A Reserve force is fine once the full time service is properly financed and working conditions not undermined

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