Archive for September, 2013

Lack of respect for frontline role

Lack of respect for frontline role

Frontline gardaí go into the unknown yet their contribution is undervalued in their remuneration, argues John O’Keeffe   THE British prime minister, David Cameron recently claimed that more police in the UK now work on the ‘frontline’ than at any other time in the Force’s history. Independent analysis would appear to support this proposition. Some 83% operate almost exclusively on […]

by · September 20, 2013 · Features, Modern Policing, Opinion
Faithful Place, Dublin, 1913. From the Darkest Dublin Collection (RSAI)

Rising discontent

On one level it could be argued that Jim Larkin’s vision of an equitable society has been fulfilled. Yet there is so much discontent about writes Tom Prendeville   EXACTLY 100 years ago, in 1913, Dublin had the worst slums in Europe, infectious TB was rampant and the city had a huge underclass of working poor. Eventually things reached a […]

by · September 19, 2013 · Opinion
Blackrock Open Day: The first of many

Blackrock Open Day: The first of many

Blackrock Garda Station’s inaugural open day on Sunday 15th September 2013 attracted 1,000 locals and was deemed a great success by Sergeant Pat McDonald. While many of the support units were on hand, the main attraction was the Garda Band. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence, was also in attendance. Photos by Majella O’Sullivan […]

by · September 15, 2013 · Community, Community News