Archive for June, 2021

The tradition of Garda Review

The tradition of Garda Review

The magazine was established to educate and inform but soon became a campaigning voice for those denied political representation writes Neil Ward The Decade of Centenaries celebrated in the Republic of Ireland is now getting towards its climax; as the 100th year of the end of the War of Independence, the establishment of the Irish Free State grows ever closer. […]

by · June 21, 2021 · Wellbeing, Wellbeing & Culture
The camera does not lie

The camera does not lie

Gardaí have called for the protection afforded by body worn video in the context of assaults on members; limited deployment is on the way writes Brendan O’Connor. The Commission on the Future of Policing recommended (in its 2018 report) that video recording devices or ‘body worn cameras’ be deployed by An Garda Síochána, finding; “modern policing organisations around the world […]

by · June 21, 2021 · Modern Policing
Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?

Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?

Is it time to give formal credit in the promotional process to additional educational qualifications asks Ciarán O’Neill. The following is an extract from an article in the May edition of the Garda Review in 1931 entitled ‘Should seniority be the determining factor in promotion?’: The thought of a Garda with a B.L. degree employed on the rather mechanical job […]

by · June 21, 2021 · Features
A history beyond words

A history beyond words

A nineteen year-long labour of archival love has resulted in an impressive pictorial history of An Garda Síochána writes Ian Redican. What started out as a simple project of going through a couple of boxes of glass plate negatives, almost destroyed forever by flooding in the basement of the Technical Bureau building in October 2002, and to try to ‘root […]

by · June 20, 2021 · Wellbeing, Wellbeing & Culture