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(l-r) Garda Dave Cullen; Sergeant Shane Fennessy

Garda Crew on board Wakey Wakey

Sergeant Shane Fennessy (Garda HQ) and Garda Dave Cullen (DMR Traffic) were part of an eight man crew who competed in the Fastnet Challenge Cup 2015 which was held on Sunday August 16th 2015. The multinational crew was a mixture of Irish, Welsh and Dutch on board an Irish registered J109 racing boat named Wakey Wakey.  The Fastnet race is […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Community, Community News
JP Sexton on patrol on the docks in New Orleans.

Enforcing law and order after Hurricane Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, former Garda JP Sexton recalls his time helping to police the streets of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was a horrendous storm which not only devastated the lives through which it tore, but also exposed a quagmire of public corruption and human depravity. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be in […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Community
Tackling bike theft

Tackling bike theft

With bike theft an ever increasing problem, Sergeant Seamus Ryan introduced a novel way to tackle it in Dun Laoghaire. Bike theft is an ever-increasing problem; nearly 6000 bikes are stolen every year with Dublin remaining the crime capital for the practice with nearly 75 percent of all thefts reported there. In most cases, these bikes are secured by cheap locks, which […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Community, Community News
Garda James Kearney receiving a commendation from Sergeant Patrick Dempsey. Kearney and Garda Kate Glennon responded to a call of three elderly males being assaulted in Carlow town. Kearney was confronted by a large crowd of youths and after a foot chase arrested one man, while Glennon administrated first aid to the men. Two more men were arrested by Kearney and charged a short time later. The three elderly males all received hospital treatment for their injuries but made swift recoveries.

Carlow commendation

Garda James Kearney received a commendation from Sergeant Patrick Dempsey. Kearney and Garda Kate Glennon responded to a call of three elderly males being assaulted in Carlow town. Kearney was confronted by a large crowd of youths and after a foot chase arrested one man, while Glennon administrated first aid to the men. Two more men were arrested by Kearney […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Community, Community News
Secular Society

Secular Society

Simona Zudyte talks to Irish Islamic spokesperson Dr Ali Selim, about the Muslim community in Ireland and on the special challenges that the new international threat now pose to gardaí. It is the question on the lips of many. How safe are we in Ireland from recent acts of Islamic state terrorism? Dr Ali Selim, spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Opinion
15 Marathons in 2015

15 Marathons in 2015

Garda Declan McDonagh, Listowel Garda Station has taken on the challenge of running 15 marathons in 2015 to raise funds for Ronald McDonald house at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.McDonagh is an experienced marathon runner with 16 completed races under his belt. He is taking on the marathons with two other people, Tena Griffin and Eamonn Egan, from his running group in […]

by · March 6, 2015 · Sportsfile
Masterclass in health and fitness

Masterclass in health and fitness

Olympian Derval O’Rourke and UFC coach John Kavanagh delivered a lunchtime ‘masterclass’ in health and fitness at Garda Headquarters on December 5th 2014. A large turn-out of gardaí and civilian support staff filled the Garda Bandroom to hear the talk from two Irish sporting greats. Derval O’Rourke, a former world indoor hurdles champion, Olympian and coach of Ireland’s fittest family […]

by · February 9, 2015 · Community, Community News
Value of History

Value of History

The tranquil site of Clonmacnois by the River Shannon captured author Brendon K. Colvert’s imagination. Eventually, he became fully aware of its significance and was haunted by the video in the interpretative centre. His new publication, Clonmacnois accommodates all the requirements of the intellectual reader regarding the country of Ireland and at the same time, entertains the casual visitor by […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Community, Community News
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
Measuring Garda performance – time for some lateral thinking

Measuring Garda performance – time for some lateral thinking

A garda’s success is often crudely measured for example by the amount of arrests made, yet there is so much more to modern policing writes John O’Keeffe   The difficulty with measuring police performance has been one that has dogged police forces for generations. The very nature of policing is that it often sits in a cloud of subjectivity. One person’s […]

by · May 20, 2014 · Features, Modern Policing