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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
For real with the Cyber Crime Crew

For real with the Cyber Crime Crew

Last month, D/Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary was appointed as the first Head of the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau. Editor, John O’Keeffe met the Chief and his team and left with a distinct impression that he had just encountered a very special group of men and women They say height doesn’t matter. They say don’t worry about it John. 5ft […]

by · September 4, 2020 · Features
Glass Houses

Glass Houses

The ongoing war on racism in the U.S. incited by the death of George Floyd invites us, as a nation, to look at ourselves says Rebecca Connolly We may all look on in disgust and disbelief at the systemic racism against people of colour in the United States, and rightly so; but discrimination is not uncommon in Ireland either – […]

by · August 15, 2020 · Modern Policing
pictured: Gardaí Michael Gohery, Mairead Hehir and Niall Murphy of Nenagh Garda Station exude authority - impressively wrapped in an outer layer of kindness and common sense.

Nenagh – A touch of class

As Editor, John O’Keeffe recently discovered, Nenagh Garda Station is more than the sum of its parts and it contributes to both urban and rural policing like few others Nenagh is the largest town in North Tipperary with a tantalisingly uneven population count of 7,995 at the last census and with a District size of some 44,500. It is part […]

by · August 15, 2020 · Features
Why? Garda Museum Closure

Why? Garda Museum Closure

The sudden closure of the Garda Museum at Garda College has shocked the Frontline and many others in the Force. Tom Daly expresses the disappointment of many The Garda Museum is gone. Closed. Kaput. To borrow a phrase from Monty Python’s famous, “Dead Parrot Sketch,” it is now an “ex-Museum.” And the Python parallels don’t end there. By the time […]

by · July 15, 2020 · Opinion