Post Tagged with: "Garda"

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): Gerry Quinn, GNDU; Liam Hogan (Tour De Force committee); Enda Kenny, TD; Keith Duffy, ISPCC; Terry Brennan (Tour De Force committee); John Twomey, Assistant Commissioner

Lisbon Bound

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD launched the Tour De Force Cycle 2015 with members of Tour De Force and their charity beneficiaries for this year, namely the ISPCC/Childline, GROW Ireland and the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust. This year’s cycle will see members of An Garda Síochána and friends begin their journey from North of Lisbon, in Sao Martin De […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Sportsfile
(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
(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
Reading the Riot Act

Reading the Riot Act

Reading the Riot Act is no longer all that is required to disperse angry crowds writes Robert Block. Public order is a matter for concern in all civil societies. Without it the foundations of our daily lives can be severely disrupted; food runs short on supermarket shelves; people cannot get to work; hospitals become overstretched – put simply performing the […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Opinion
Policing politicians is not ‘political policing’

Policing politicians is not ‘political policing’

EDITORIAL: A number of arrests were made following the protest against water charges in Jobstown, Tallaght subsequent to the Tanaiste being delayed in her car for two hours. In the follow-up investigation of this politically-charged event, gardaí needed to interview the identified protagonists under caution. This is an issue of operational policing, and as such, is a matter for the Garda […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Editorial, Features
Body worn cameras could lead to fewer complaints and reduced assaults

Body worn cameras could lead to fewer complaints and reduced assaults

Greater accountability and a rising tide of assaults on our members have been the conversation of the past ten years. In policing issues affecting frontline gardaí these have been the big two causes of stress and consternation; and well documented across the public sphere. Being subject to investigation when you don’t actually know who has accused you and what you […]

Learning to cope

Learning to cope

Are gardaí risking their psychological and emotional well-being for our safety ask Paula Richards and Linda Balfe. Working in a busy psychotherapy practice for the past 17 years, it has become evident that gardaí presenting for counselling today are struggling to deal with levels of trauma, which affect them on an emotional level, that they never had to deal with […]

by · July 9, 2015 · Features
Line of duty

Line of duty

We have our own memorial day, now we have to make it work writes Superintendent Joseph Gannon. The primary reason for a police memorial is to remember those whose lives were cut short serving their country in the line of duty. To tell their families that their loved one is not forgotten: that the Force remembers them – and always […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Features