Archive for July, 2014

Fools rush in

Fools rush in

EDITORIAL There are deep soundings of ‘sea change’ in the structure and role of An Garda Síochána. So many allegations, controversies and issues have been raised, that the public is reeling at the volume – and few can distil any meaningful analysis. The Guerin Report repeated the allegations made by garda whistleblowers originating from the penalty points system, and the […]

by · July 21, 2014 · Editorial, Features
When frontline policing meets the terrorist threat

When frontline policing meets the terrorist threat

Vigilance is key for gardaí to ensure that a potential terrorist emergency does not become a disaster writes Noel Whelan   As a boy growing up in a military family in Ireland, I was always fascinated by the dedication of An Garda Síochána. I asked my parents many searching questions about the police and crimes on the evening news. They […]

by · July 18, 2014 · Features
It’s official: they now want to spy on gardaí

It’s official: they now want to spy on gardaí

The latest government draft bill has now come up with the dysfunctional suggestion that GSOC might spy on gardaí who have become ‘persons of interest’ writes John O’Keeffe   It could well read from the pages of a badly written John Le Carre novel. Then again, not many will have seen the latest pearls from the Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill […]

by · July 18, 2014 · Opinion
Launch of Tour de Force

Launch of Tour de Force

On July 11th 2014, Garda Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan and Tourdeforce celebrity ambassador Síle Seoige launched the annual Tour de Force Cycle. This year’s charity cycle, which will take place between the 10th and 18th of October, will see over 60 cyclists comprising of members of An Garda Síochána and friends cycling over 600km in five days traversing San Francisco towards […]

by · July 17, 2014 · Community, Sportsfile