Post Tagged with: "Garda Culture"

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

In the second of his two-part series on the Garda College at Templemore, Tom Daly considers its uses to the present day In the aftermath of the Civil War, Richmond Barracks, Templemore, was renamed McCann Barracks and occupied by the Free State Army and remained in steady use until after World War II. It then became one of the huge […]

by · December 4, 2020 · Wellbeing & Culture
Our Home. Simples

Our Home. Simples

Every uniformed body has a place that, for better or worse, is their spiritual homes says Tom Daly. In Part One of a two-part series, he takes a look at the history of the Garda College While Garda Headquarters is an architectural jewel and historical as the first purpose-built police training centre in the world, it is the Garda College […]

by · November 4, 2020 · Wellbeing & Culture
The hood, the bad and the ugly

The hood, the bad and the ugly

The death of Daniel Prude in the U.S. in March, has brought the use of anti-spit guards, or ‘Spit-hoods’ as they are sometimes referred to, under renewed scrutiny. Jeff Kenny considers their controversial use It is reported that Daniel Prude died as a result of asphyxiation after being restrained by police using a ‘spit hood’ in the U.S. Seven police […]

by · October 4, 2020 · Modern Policing
Glass Houses

Glass Houses

The ongoing war on racism in the U.S. incited by the death of George Floyd invites us, as a nation, to look at ourselves says Rebecca Connolly We may all look on in disgust and disbelief at the systemic racism against people of colour in the United States, and rightly so; but discrimination is not uncommon in Ireland either – […]

by · August 15, 2020 · Modern Policing
Why? Garda Museum Closure

Why? Garda Museum Closure

The sudden closure of the Garda Museum at Garda College has shocked the Frontline and many others in the Force. Tom Daly expresses the disappointment of many The Garda Museum is gone. Closed. Kaput. To borrow a phrase from Monty Python’s famous, “Dead Parrot Sketch,” it is now an “ex-Museum.” And the Python parallels don’t end there. By the time […]

by · July 15, 2020 · Opinion