Archive for April, 2015

Equality is a core value

Equality is a core value

The Garda Representative Association is committed to equality for all members, and for the public that we serve. The Association supports the rights of all members of the LGBT community, and as a staff representative body we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in the workplace, which naturally extends to the wider society and community. The forthcoming marriage equality […]

by · April 19, 2015 · Editorial, Features
Tackling bike theft

Tackling bike theft

With bike theft an ever increasing problem, Sergeant Seamus Ryan introduced a novel way to tackle it in Dun Laoghaire. Bike theft is an ever-increasing problem; nearly 6000 bikes are stolen every year with Dublin remaining the crime capital for the practice with nearly 75 percent of all thefts reported there. In most cases, these bikes are secured by cheap locks, which […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Community, Community News
Garda James Kearney receiving a commendation from Sergeant Patrick Dempsey. Kearney and Garda Kate Glennon responded to a call of three elderly males being assaulted in Carlow town. Kearney was confronted by a large crowd of youths and after a foot chase arrested one man, while Glennon administrated first aid to the men. Two more men were arrested by Kearney and charged a short time later. The three elderly males all received hospital treatment for their injuries but made swift recoveries.

Carlow commendation

Garda James Kearney received a commendation from Sergeant Patrick Dempsey. Kearney and Garda Kate Glennon responded to a call of three elderly males being assaulted in Carlow town. Kearney was confronted by a large crowd of youths and after a foot chase arrested one man, while Glennon administrated first aid to the men. Two more men were arrested by Kearney […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Community, Community News
A return to glory

A return to glory

The Garda Boxing Club has made a return to former glory days with three members being crowned national elite champions in 2015. In January 2015, Wexford-born Bray Boxing Club southpaw Adam Nolan turned back the clock to the glory days when the Garda Boxing Club dominated the sport in Ireland. Nolan, a garda based in Bray, beat Beijing Olympian John […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Sportsfile
Evo-FIT: Facial Recognition System

Evo-FIT: Facial Recognition System

A new facial recognition system makes it easier and simpler for witnesses to identify suspects writes Neil Ward. “I’d know them if I saw them again” is a common statement from witnesses who do not have the words to describe the facial features they hold in their visual memory. Eskimos might well have 20 words for snow, but we don’t […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Modern Policing, Technology
‘Broken windows’ equals broken societies

‘Broken windows’ equals broken societies

Robert Block re-examines the ‘Broken Windows’ theory of policing and finds it still has major application. In his book The Tipping Point, published in 2000, the author Malcolm Gladwell introduced the broader public to the theory of ‘Broken Windows’ policing. In this work he outlined the spiralling crime problems in New York in the 1980s and the apparent inability to […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Features
Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

By David Hannon The annual Garda 40×20 championships were hosted at St. Joseph’s Handball Club, Wexford on February 18th 2015. On the day four categories were on display; senior singles, senior doubles, junior singles and junior doubles, with the Hannon Cup being the coveted prize for the senior singles. The championships also provided the opportunity for the launch of the […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Sportsfile
Secular Society

Secular Society

Simona Zudyte talks to Irish Islamic spokesperson Dr Ali Selim, about the Muslim community in Ireland and on the special challenges that the new international threat now pose to gardaí. It is the question on the lips of many. How safe are we in Ireland from recent acts of Islamic state terrorism? Dr Ali Selim, spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Opinion