Archive for May, 2020

Ordinary gardaí doing an extraordinary job

Ordinary gardaí doing an extraordinary job

Just what is it like being a Frontline Garda during the Covid-19 pandemic around the country? Siobhán Moore has one description – awesome Portlaoise is a bustling commuter town which boasts a prison, hospital and according to the last census, a population of over 22,000 people. From a policing perspective, it is busy at the best of times. These are […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Features
Context is King

Context is King

Our overriding priority has always been the communities we serve. And now, that has just gotten a lot more difficult writes Damien McCarthy We have always protected the vulnerable – but now everyone is vulnerable to an invisible enemy. Pearse Street Station is at the epicentre in Dublin 2. The DMR South Central is the biggest Garda Division in the […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Opinion
Gardaí Philip O’Neil, Siobhán Costello, Dáithí Ó’Floinn and Sergeant Mark Daly, pause for a moment before going out on a Covid-19 checkpoint near Mallow.

Mallow Garda Station? It might just be the template

Visiting the beating heart of Cork County, Editor John O’Keeffe couldn’t help but notice a distinct unity of purpose The moment you meet him you’ll like him. That’s always a good start. I’m talking about Superintendent William Duane, chief bottle washer at Mallow Garda Station. And it’s important. To be a well-liked Superintendent is, unsurprisingly, not a given. Duane need […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Features