Post Tagged with: "Garda"

Garda rights  come dripping slow

Garda rights come dripping slow

It may be a surprise to many but gardaí were not entitled to vote until the late 1950s. Robert Block examines legal rights that the frontline has had to fight for – not all of which have been won. “That others may live.” This is the motto of the US military’s corps of pararescue, a group of highly trained soldiers, […]

by · May 6, 2015 · 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
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
A return to glory

A return to glory

The Garda Boxing Club has made a return to former glory days with three members being crowned national elite champions in 2015. In January 2015, Wexford-born Bray Boxing Club southpaw Adam Nolan turned back the clock to the glory days when the Garda Boxing Club dominated the sport in Ireland. Nolan, a garda based in Bray, beat Beijing Olympian John […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Sportsfile
Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

Coiste Siamsa 40×20 2015 Handball Review

By David Hannon The annual Garda 40×20 championships were hosted at St. Joseph’s Handball Club, Wexford on February 18th 2015. On the day four categories were on display; senior singles, senior doubles, junior singles and junior doubles, with the Hannon Cup being the coveted prize for the senior singles. The championships also provided the opportunity for the launch of the […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Sportsfile
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
Ethics & Policing:  Two sides of  the same coin

Ethics & Policing: Two sides of the same coin

What is and should be expected of police forces such as An Garda Síochána when it comes to behaving ethically? Robert Block investigates. Because of the public nature of the role of the gardaí and the fact that there is, rightfully, a high expectation that members of the Force will act in a manner befitting that role, the question arises […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Features
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