Launch of Tour de Force

Launch of Tour de Force

On July 11th 2014, Garda Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan and Tourdeforce celebrity ambassador Síle Seoige launched the annual Tour de Force Cycle. This year’s charity cycle, which will take place between the 10th and 18th of October, will see over 60 cyclists comprising of members of An Garda Síochána and friends cycling over 600km in five days traversing San Francisco towards […]

by · July 17, 2014 · Community, Sportsfile
l-r,Professor Anthony Staines, Chair IBTS; Alan Waters Garda HQ; Stephen Roe, Garda Cork City; Damien Maher, Tallaght; Pascal Sheehy RTE; Peter Kennedy, Angelsea Street, Cork and Andy Kelly CEO IBTS. Garda Blood4Life 2014 Cycle arrives in Dublin.

Garda Blood for Life Cycle

The Garda Blood for Life Cycle 2014, a five day event from May 12th to 16th 2014, involved members of An Garda Síochána from around the country undertaking a 1000km endurance cycle. This year participants cycled through all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland in five days. During the initiative the Irish Blood Transfusion Service asked new and existing donors […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Community, Community News
ABOVE: Garda Joe Hayes from Limerick receives his Seiko Just In Time award from Fergus O’Dowd TD Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Government and Breda Collins, IWS Chairman at the Irish Water Safety Association annual awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. Photo by David Branigan

Water bravery

The bravery of seven gardaí was recognised recently at the Irish Water Safety Awards.   Seven garda members were among 37 rescuers, from 22 dramatic near-death incidents, who received recognition at Irish Water Safety’s national awards ceremony at St. George’s Hall in Dublin Castle on November 19th 2013. Fergus O’Dowd, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Community, Community News
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
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
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



by · October 7, 2013 · Classifieds, Community
Blackrock Open Day: The first of many

Blackrock Open Day: The first of many

Blackrock Garda Station’s inaugural open day on Sunday 15th September 2013 attracted 1,000 locals and was deemed a great success by Sergeant Pat McDonald. While many of the support units were on hand, the main attraction was the Garda Band. Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence, was also in attendance. Photos by Majella O’Sullivan […]

by · September 15, 2013 · Community, Community News