Archive for February, 2015

Publish and  be damned

Publish and be damned

Sensational crime headlines may well have a large influence on teenage behaviours says Simona Zudyte. Daily we consume news from a variety of sources without realising that all broadcasting organisations have constructed reports not only to inform, but also to influence its readers. Crime reporting in the media and in particular its sensationalism of crime may well have a large […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Features
Ethics & Policing:  Two sides of  the same coin

Ethics & Policing: Two sides of the same coin

What is and should be expected of police forces such as An Garda Síochána when it comes to behaving ethically? Robert Block investigates. Because of the public nature of the role of the gardaí and the fact that there is, rightfully, a high expectation that members of the Force will act in a manner befitting that role, the question arises […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Features
Preventing tragedy

Preventing tragedy

Having lost her family at the hands of a suicidal driver, Elber Twomey believes that the introduction of Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training will equip gardaí with the necessary skills to deal with suicidal people and may prevent further tragedies. The blame for my family’s death didn’t just rest with the man who killed them. It was shared with the […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Opinion, Welfare
Masterclass in health and fitness

Masterclass in health and fitness

Olympian Derval O’Rourke and UFC coach John Kavanagh delivered a lunchtime ‘masterclass’ in health and fitness at Garda Headquarters on December 5th 2014. A large turn-out of gardaí and civilian support staff filled the Garda Bandroom to hear the talk from two Irish sporting greats. Derval O’Rourke, a former world indoor hurdles champion, Olympian and coach of Ireland’s fittest family […]

by · February 9, 2015 · Community, Community News