Archive for October, 2013

Photo by Ian Redican

Uniform Irregularity

EDITORIAL: Within the root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána that was planned to open last month, the debate on the garda uniform needs to be re-examined. The uniform, by definition, is distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organisation that unites and identifies those people. It also creates and reflects an image of the role they perform in society. […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Editorial
Swimming Success

Swimming Success

The World Police and Fire Games recently held in Northern Ireland gave a great opportunity for garda swimmers to display their talent. A total of 10 medals were won by this very capable team of athletes in both the pool and open sea events. The leading swimmer, who accumulated a total of four gold medals and one silver, was Sinead […]

by · October 30, 2013 · Sportsfile
Media bypass

Media bypass

Social media is a direct route to telling the public stories of positive policing and engagement with the community, writes Neil Ward   A common perception of members is that positive stories of good policing do not make it to the national news, and there is more than a grain of truth in this. The news values and news framing […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Features, Modern Policing, Technology
Niall Russell battling it out-with his French opponent

Success at WPFG for Garda Judo Club

During August 2013 the Garda Judo Club took part in the World Police & Fire Games in Belfast. The Garda Judo Club represented Ireland in all divisions of Judo and left the events with one silver and two bronze medals. This tremendous achievement contributed to Ireland coming sixth on the medal table. The Judo competition was held at the Shankill […]

by · October 21, 2013 · Sportsfile
Justice Minister Alan Shatter

Good Cop, Bad Minister

No one should get too inspired by the Minister Shatter’s latest promise to recommence recruitment argues John O’Keeffe. Even if he does, it may be too little too late   JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter’s recent announcement that new gardaí will now be recruited because of the new public sector pay deal, has been greeted with scepticism by many in the […]

by · October 20, 2013 · Opinion
Flight Fest 2013

Flight Fest 2013

More than 130,000 people lined the banks of the Liffey on September 15th 2013 to watch the historic FlightFest fly-past between the East Link Bridge and the Talbot Memorial Bridge. The spectacular event was brought to a close by the British Airways A380 Airbus, which loomed large over Dublin city. Photos by Ian Redican

by · October 20, 2013 · Community, Community News
The veil of anonymity

The veil of anonymity

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by · October 19, 2013 · Features, Welfare
Photo by Eric Barry

Sutton referees EA Sports Cup Final

FIFA referee Padraigh Sutton took charge of EA Sports Cup Final between Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday 21st 2013. It was the first major domestic final as a referee for the 36-year-old garda sergeant who hails from Ennis and is based at Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick. He was previously an assistant referee at the […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Sportsfile
Help the aged

Help the aged

As our population ages, dealing with the safety of the elderly is becoming a core part of a garda’s job writes Sean Moynihan   ALONE, an organisation which supports, befriends and provides homes for older people in need, was founded over 35 years ago by Dublin fireman Willie Bermingham, who, during the course of his duty in the cold winter […]

by · October 13, 2013 · Community, Features, Welfare

Classifieds

     

by · October 7, 2013 · Classifieds, Community