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Rural Garda Stations — Retired Sergeant’s OPINION

Retired Garda Sergeant Brendan Cafferty, resides West of the Shannon and hopefully he may join the Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA). Last week the Irish Independent interviewed Brendan and published a detailed article. It highlighted a personal view on — “Why some rural Garda Station are often nothing more than a lighthouse in a […]

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Village retains Garda Station

West Cork Garda Station “Retention Committee” has succeeded in keeping Kilbritian Station open.  Chairman, Con McCarthy and his committee also helped to re-open Kilbritian Post Office. Read the Irish Examiner by clicking here.

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A Garda Lost -v- Garda Station Closures

On Friday afternoon the community in Tynagh in East Galway came together to protest against the closure of their lovely Garda Station. Tynagh, is situated mid-way between Loughrea and Portumna. In the 1960s a lead/zince mines opened, giving employment to 350 people but when the 1980 recession hit all these jobs were lost. The strength […]

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Cutting Garda Numbers?

Michael Carty, Dublin West GSRMA, had an excellent article in the Irish Independent on Tues. 8th Jan under the heading “Decision to reduce Garda numbers of profound concern to law-abiding citizens. To read the Irish Independent article, click here. Read the Garda Review “Editorial” by clicking here. Read Irish Times for Minister for Justice views […]

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Saluting The Past

Saturday, 27th August, signalled the “end of an era” for a two storey red-brick Garda Station in Ballincollig, Co Cork.  The building was originally constructed in 1894 as a “Warrant Officers Quarters” but since the 24th September, 1924 the Garda Síochána Crest marked it as the home and Garda Station for Gardai.  The honour of […]

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