Tag Archives | Garda

Memorial plaque at Listowel Garda Station

In many Garda Stations countrywide, name-plates, plaques and photographs remind the station party and local community of Gardai who faithfully served their village, parish or town.  In most cases they refer to young Gardai who lost their lives in the execution of duty.  In the Sunday Independent, 31st August 2014, a letter from Patrick Fleming, […]

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Irish Independent Editorial – Praise for Gardai

On Friday, 26th September, the “Editorial” in the Irish Independent reminded the Nation of the heroic work done daily by members of An Garda Síocháin.  The heading speaks volumes:  “Lets not forget – We depend on the Gardai“.  It highlighted two cases where on Thursday, the Gardai were called to deal with the brutal murder […]

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Garda discretion can build a link between communities and police.

John Canty, Mallow, Co. Cork put pen to paper and wrote a letter to the Irish Examiner last week on the above topic.  His letter was published on Wednesday, 24th September.  The Garda Síochána he states …….is on its knees and regularly we hear about abuses of power, penalty points being knocked-off and summonses disappearing.  […]

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Garda Recruits to lose €4,000 in Allowances

Tom Brady writes in the Irish Independent that new Garda recruits will lose out on an annual allowance of €4,000.  It will also take them 2 years longer to reach the top of the pay-scale for Garda rank.  Its all part of an overhaul to the Garda pay structure under the Haddington Road agreement.  A […]

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Guerin Report — High Court Challenge

The former Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, has launched a high court challenge with the aim of quashing some findings in the Gueerin Report.  Deputy Shatter resigned following the publication of the report , which criticised his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Read the Irish Mirror

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Headstone Memorial — Garda Hugh Ward (Reg. No. 5663)

On Saturday, 28th June 2014, members of An Garda Síochána with retired colleagues walked in procession to St. John’s old cemetery at Nobber, Co. Meath.  It was a very special procession to unveil a headstone over the unmarked grave of Garda Hugh Ward (5663) the 8th member of the force to die in the execution […]

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Criticism of Garda Síochán — UNFAIR

The Irish Examiner on Saturday, 7th June, 2014, featured a “Letter to the Editor” from Tony Fagan, Branch Secretary of Wexford GSRMA.  As a former Garda, Tony put pen to paper in defence of An Garda Síochána, after listening and reading so much criticism by so many politicians and other individuals. You can read Tony […]

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Letter Irish Examiner – “Garda Bravery”

Hereunder is a “Letter to the Editor” of the Irish Examiner  which was published in paper’s edition dated Tuesday, 27th May, 2014.  Under the Heading — Garda Bravery.  It is short and reads: “Concerns have been raised in the recent past in relation to management of An Garda Síochána. Gardai regularly put their lives at […]

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Hugh O’ Flaherty — Sound Advice On Controversies

Hugh O’ Flaherty, Retired Supreme Court Judge, writing in the Irish Independent on Monday, 12th May 2014, states “We must keep a sense of proportion over controversies that racked the gardai  –  Lets not lose respect and gratitude for the work the gardai do”.  He feels that money will have to be provided so that […]

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50th Anniversary Celebrations — Garda College

The President and Central Committee members of the Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) which represents over 6,000 retired gardai, extend congratulations to An Gárda Síochána on the force marking 50 YEARS of GARDA TRAINING at Templemore Garda College, Co. Tipperary.  The move from Phoenix Park Depot occurred on Valentine’s Day in February 1964, as […]

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