Charity

Syrian migrant children arrive to a new dawn as their ferry docks in athens. Pic:Mark Condren 9.10.2015

A helping hand

Moved by the plight of Syrian refugees arriving to the Greek island of Kos two members decided to take direct action writes Bronagh McCrystal. Gardaí Damian McCarthy and Ray Wims decided to travel to the Greek Island of Kos to help refugees as they were profoundly moved, like all Irish people, by the pictures of Aylan Kurdi, the two-year-old Syrian […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Charity, Community, Community News
ABOVE (l-r): Garda Derek Rochford, Castleblayney Garda Station; Sergeant Alan Keane, Garda Community Relations Bureau; Ceejay McArdle, honorary Garda Sergeant, Castleblayney; Susan Brown, Ceejay’s mother; Marcus McArdle, Ceejay’s father; Garda Frances Merrick, Castleblayney Garda Station. PHOTO by Mick O’Neil

A dream come true

The Community Relations Bureau fulfilled the special wish of three year old Ceejay Mc Ardle from Castleblayney when he was an honorary garda sergeant for the day while he visited Garda Headquarters on Wednesday September 16th 2015. Ceejay was diagnosed with leukaemia last September. Sergeant Alan Keane, Community Relations Bureau, said, “Ceejay’s grandparents live beside their local garda station in […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Charity, Community, Community News
(l-r) James O’Sullivan (driver) Wicklow Garda Station; Pat Carroll (driver) Ashford; Killian Waldron; Joe Waldron, Bray Garda Station; Lorcan Byrne, Water Unit; John Lynham; Mick Carey, Abbeyleix; Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan; Sylvia O’Donovan; John O’Neill, Wicklow Garda Station; David O’Donovan, Wicklow Garda Station; Paula Humby; Marc Redmond; Mick Humby; Dave O’Sullivan, Bray Garda Station; Shane Barker, Rathdrum Garda Station; Philip Hayden; Paul Byrne, Bray Garda Station; Paul Whelan; John Fitzpatrick; Nora Kennedy.

4 County Challenge for Irish Kidney Association

On Tuesday 18th August 2015, Garda David O’Donovan of Wicklow Garda Station and native of Abbeyleix returned home for a while on his bike. His reason was to cycle along with 15 colleagues and friends of An Garda Síochána, from Wicklow Town to Abbeyleix and back in one day. The cycle was raising funds for the Irish Kidney Association and […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Charity, Sportsfile
The Ultimate Challenge

The Ultimate Challenge

For the first time the Spartan Death Race, the world’s most challenging endurance race, has attracted an Irish competitor who is also a garda member writes Bronagh McCrystal    This summer Garda Rory O’Grady, who is stationed at Roxboro Road, Limerick, will be the first Irish competitor in the Spartan Death Race in Vermont, USA. The Death Race is classed […]

by · April 27, 2014 · Charity, Sportsfile
Charity cycling in Croatia

Charity cycling in Croatia

This year’s annual TourdeForce charity cycle brought the participants to Croatia, one of their most spectacular, yet challenging, destinations to date.   TourdeForce comprises of members of An Garda Síochána and friends who cycle on an annual basis to raise funds for Irish and international charities. TourdeForce was born in 1991, when members of An Garda Síochána first cycled to […]

by · December 9, 2013 · Charity, Community, Community News
At the launch of the Blue Light Fight Night are Garda Bernard McGinley, Enniscorthy; Paul McGrath; Fireman Jason O Connor.

Blue Light Fight Night

A CHARITY white collar boxing fundraiser is was held between members of An Garda Síochána in the Wexford Division and Wexford Fire Service on November 22nd 2013. The event, which raised funds for the Irish Dogs for the Disabled, was organised by Garda Gavin Tracy, Enniscorthy Garda Station, whose five year old daughter Lauryn has cerebral palsy and is on […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Charity, Community, Community News