As President of the Garda Síochána Retired Members Association, I am privileged to have this opportunity to wish each and every member of our association and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank our Branch Committees, Central Committee and Office Staff for their continued commitment and dedication over the past year.

At this time of year, it is important to acknowledge our sponsors, advertisers and all those who help to produce our Síochan Magazine and Newsletters. I very much appreciate their help and support and I wish them, and all those who support the GRSMA, the very best wishes for the festive season and continued success in 2019.

I also send Christmas greeting to all our serving colleagues and I personally wish them continued success in their careers within An Garda Síochána. I send each of them and their families my very best wishes for a safe year ahead.

As we reflect on 2018, I feel it important to remember our GRSMA colleagues and family members who passed away during the year. They will be in our thoughts and prayers as Branches hold annual remembrance masses and services during this Christmas period.

I am always mindful, particularly at this time of year, that some of our members and family members maybe experiencing ill health- I wish all of them a speedy recovery and I hope that 2019 will bring them the good health that they need and deserve.

Nollaig Shona agus Blian Nua iontach dibh go léir.


Matt Givens

President GRSMA