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Memories of a Popular Garda

Every week the Irish Times features a “Family Fortunes” memory story.  This week, Sean Ryan shares lovely memories of his late dad (Tom Ryan) a proud Corkman who served the force in the DMR for many years.  It appears his dad was a:  Garda; entrepreneur; carpenter, shop-keeper, market gardener and much more.  His dance hall […]

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Remembering a wedding in Westport – 1954

Brendan Ruddy writing in the Irish Times reflects on the garda connection on his mother’s side of the family.  He feels life has changed since his parents wedding in Westport 61 years ago.  The black and white photograph of his parents departing on honeymoon in a Baby Ford car is getting him thinking. Perhaps, he […]

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Are Children Smothered by Regulations & Nannyism ?

Joe Barry, writing in this weeks “Indo Farming Supplement” has pondered on the above heading.  He is comparing the life & times of school children 60 years ago to the school-children of to-day.  Many of our retired Gardai came from the farming backgrounds and went to school through the fields in that era and may […]

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