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To arm or not to arm…

To arm or not to arm…

Just how rare is Ireland in having an unarmed police force? Kamila Lewandowska takes a quick jaunt around the globe The concept of unarmed police may be surprising, not to say shocking, for many people living outside Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Great Britain and New Zealand. Those five nations incorporated the model of policing where frontline officers don’t carry a weapon. […]

by · February 15, 2020 · Features, Modern Policing
Killing fields?

Killing fields?

As homicides attract ever increasing media attention, it may surprise some to note that, according to the UN Ireland has the 11th lowest homicide rate in Europe and the 23rd lowest globally. John Walsh investigates The UN’s Global Study on Homicide found that Ireland ha d a homicide rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people. This is just slightly under the […]

by · February 15, 2020 · Features
Equality is a core value

Equality is a core value

The Garda Representative Association is committed to equality for all members, and for the public that we serve. The Association supports the rights of all members of the LGBT community, and as a staff representative body we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in the workplace, which naturally extends to the wider society and community. The forthcoming marriage equality […]

by · April 19, 2015 · Editorial, Features