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Media bypass

Media bypass

Social media is a direct route to telling the public stories of positive policing and engagement with the community, writes Neil Ward   A common perception of members is that positive stories of good policing do not make it to the national news, and there is more than a grain of truth in this. The news values and news framing […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Features, Modern Policing, Technology
Niall Russell battling it out-with his French opponent

Success at WPFG for Garda Judo Club

During August 2013 the Garda Judo Club took part in the World Police & Fire Games in Belfast. The Garda Judo Club represented Ireland in all divisions of Judo and left the events with one silver and two bronze medals. This tremendous achievement contributed to Ireland coming sixth on the medal table. The Judo competition was held at the Shankill […]

by · October 21, 2013 · Sportsfile
Justice Minister Alan Shatter

Good Cop, Bad Minister

No one should get too inspired by the Minister Shatter’s latest promise to recommence recruitment argues John O’Keeffe. Even if he does, it may be too little too late   JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter’s recent announcement that new gardaí will now be recruited because of the new public sector pay deal, has been greeted with scepticism by many in the […]

by · October 20, 2013 · Opinion
Flight Fest 2013

Flight Fest 2013

More than 130,000 people lined the banks of the Liffey on September 15th 2013 to watch the historic FlightFest fly-past between the East Link Bridge and the Talbot Memorial Bridge. The spectacular event was brought to a close by the British Airways A380 Airbus, which loomed large over Dublin city. Photos by Ian Redican

by · October 20, 2013 · Community, Community News
The veil of anonymity

The veil of anonymity

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by · October 19, 2013 · Features, Welfare
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Sutton referees EA Sports Cup Final

FIFA referee Padraigh Sutton took charge of EA Sports Cup Final between Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday 21st 2013. It was the first major domestic final as a referee for the 36-year-old garda sergeant who hails from Ennis and is based at Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick. He was previously an assistant referee at the […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Sportsfile
Help the aged

Help the aged

As our population ages, dealing with the safety of the elderly is becoming a core part of a garda’s job writes Sean Moynihan   ALONE, an organisation which supports, befriends and provides homes for older people in need, was founded over 35 years ago by Dublin fireman Willie Bermingham, who, during the course of his duty in the cold winter […]

by · October 13, 2013 · Community, Features, Welfare

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by · October 7, 2013 · Classifieds, Community
The K’s Joe Green - player of the tournament

Pearse Street 7-a-side

The inaugural Pearse Street 7-a-side football tournament was held at Trinity College Dublin on 24th August 2103, with nine teams from the DMR battling it out in a tournament that included the venue hosts, Trinity College. The K beat the B district in extra time. The player of the tournament was Joe Green for an outstanding day in the forward […]

by · October 7, 2013 · Sportsfile
Lack of respect for frontline role

Lack of respect for frontline role

Frontline gardaí go into the unknown yet their contribution is undervalued in their remuneration, argues John O’Keeffe   THE British prime minister, David Cameron recently claimed that more police in the UK now work on the ‘frontline’ than at any other time in the Force’s history. Independent analysis would appear to support this proposition. Some 83% operate almost exclusively on […]

by · September 20, 2013 · Features, Modern Policing, Opinion