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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
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