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Court Expenses for Retired Gardai

If you are summonsed to give evidence in court in relation to a criminal investigation in which you were involved in your Garda capacity prior to your retirement you are entitled to the following : Travelling expenses at public transport rate (return) from your home to the court. Subsistance Allowance at the current Garda rates […]

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Free Travel Pass – for Northern Ireland

If you are aged 66 or over, the All Ireland Free Travel Scheme will entitle you to travel for free on Transport services operating within Northern Ireland, using a “Senior Smart-Pass Card” Application To avail of free travel within Northern Ireland, you must first obtain a Senior SmartPass card. How can you get a Senior […]

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Garda Benevolent Trust Fund

The following benefits are payable by the Trust Fund: On death of a member € 3,000 On death of a spouse € 3,000 On death of a widow € 3,000 On death of a child to max of € 3,000 An annual allowance of €3000 is payable to each orphan under 18 years, and under […]

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PRSI Rules Changes for State State Pensions

The rules on qualifying for the State Pension have changed hugely over the past number of years. For many, the changes have gone unnoticed, but the full effect of these changes can have a massive impact for the coming generations of pensioners. The rules determining the amount of State pension which a person can qualify for […]

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Public Holiday Entitlements — Part-Time Workers

Those who work part-time may be interested in reading their Public Holiday Entitlements. If you have worked at least 40 hours in a total of five weeks before the Public Holiday you are entitled to be paid leave on the day or one of the following alternatives: (a) A paid day off within a month […]

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Credit Union Information

If you are the holder of a Personal Account with the Garda or Local Credit Unions, check on your next visit to see if you have completed a NOMINATION FORM (will) and that it is up to-date. On the death of a credit union member, a maximum of €23,000 can be dealt with in accordance […]

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