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Drug seizures this weekend to the value of €432,000

Drug seizures this weekend to the value of €432,000

This weekend gardaí have seized drugs worth an estimated street value of €432,000 throughout the country. Gardaí in Portlaoise discovered suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €181,000, suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €6,000 and a small amount of LSD. A man was arrested at the scene. In Dublin, the Divisional Drugs Units in Coolock/Ballymun […]

by · February 7, 2021 · Features
Cross-border fines to be issued from Monday

Cross-border fines to be issued from Monday

Gardaí are introducing €100 fines to Northern Ireland residents that cross the border without reasonable explanation, as of Monday February 8th . From 7am Monday, anyone who is “not ordinarily resident” in the Republic will be fined for non- essential cross-border travel. This €100 fine will be issued to each adult travelling in the vehicle. Over 300,000 people have received […]

by · February 6, 2021 · Features
Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

There was movement at the top of the Garda Representative Association during its first ever Virtual Annual Conference in January 2021 New President and Vice President The GRA Annual Conference which was held through a virtual platform on Tuesday December 29 2020 and was hosted from the GRA Head Office, included elections for President and Vice President and saw delegates […]

by · February 5, 2021 · Features
One door opens, another closes

One door opens, another closes

Frontline members of An Garda Síochána now have access to the industrial relations mechanism of the State so all is well, right? Ciarán O’Neill investigates In 2016 representatives from the main Garda Associations sought parity with other public service workers and sought access to the State’s Industrial Relations mechanisms, these being the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. The […]

by · February 4, 2021 · Features, Modern Policing
Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

In the second of his two-part series on the Garda College at Templemore, Tom Daly considers its uses to the present day In the aftermath of the Civil War, Richmond Barracks, Templemore, was renamed McCann Barracks and occupied by the Free State Army and remained in steady use until after World War II. It then became one of the huge […]

by · December 4, 2020 · Wellbeing & Culture
Our Home. Simples

Our Home. Simples

Every uniformed body has a place that, for better or worse, is their spiritual homes says Tom Daly. In Part One of a two-part series, he takes a look at the history of the Garda College While Garda Headquarters is an architectural jewel and historical as the first purpose-built police training centre in the world, it is the Garda College […]

by · November 4, 2020 · Wellbeing & Culture
Annual leave – a right not a privilege

Annual leave – a right not a privilege

Covid-19 has raised particular problems with the taking of annual leave. Ciaran O’Neill looks at the rights of gardaí to take and carry forward such leave during these times 2020 has been a very extraordinary and difficult year, particularly for Frontline workers; without doubt, we could all do with a break. In the first few months of the Covid pandemic, […]

by · November 4, 2020 · Features
The hood, the bad and the ugly

The hood, the bad and the ugly

The death of Daniel Prude in the U.S. in March, has brought the use of anti-spit guards, or ‘Spit-hoods’ as they are sometimes referred to, under renewed scrutiny. Jeff Kenny considers their controversial use It is reported that Daniel Prude died as a result of asphyxiation after being restrained by police using a ‘spit hood’ in the U.S. Seven police […]

by · October 4, 2020 · Modern Policing
Fun Leary

Fun Leary

A day out with gardaí from Dún Laoghaire is a special treat discovered Editor John O’Keeffe – professionalism writ large My 91-year-old mother has a name for them. “Lovely young men,” she calls them. I have never quite known who these “lovely young men” were, or indeed if they even existed – that is until I met Garda Seán Sheehy […]

by · October 4, 2020 · Features
De-escalation – the only game in town

De-escalation – the only game in town

In tense situations, gardaí, and others, connecting quickly on a psychological level with someone who may be highly emotional, is not just useful – it is vital says Kevin Redmond We live in febrile times. Reading a situation quickly and correctly is the first part of de-escalating and controlling a situation. The second part is not just getting the other […]

by · September 4, 2020 · Wellbeing & Culture