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Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference 2018

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Annual Conference for 2018 took place this year at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co. Mayo. The organisation itself acts as a professional…

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Social Media’s Effects On Young People’s Mental Health

Social media is defined by Merriam-Webster (2014) as “forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas,…

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Malin to Mizen cycle organised in memory of Garda Tony Golden

A group of 40 cyclists, comprising of members of An Garda Síochána and the Ballina community, are currently undertaking a challenge of a lifetime; an epic six-day Malin2Mizen cycle to…

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Derry’s big Halloween festival

The summer is but a distant memory now but that shouldn’t mean we have to hibernate away for till spring brings warmer climes once again. Plenty of people choose to…

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Protection Benefit for Members of An Garda Síochána from New Ireland Assurance

Members of An Garda Síochána put their lives and bodies on the line every single day, in their service to all sections of the community. Of course we are all…

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Late Night Leagues: Showing Youth Crime a Red Card

An Garda Síochána and the FAI have joined forces to show youth crime the red card and tackle the issue head on. The Late Night League (LNL) is a diversionary…

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Ask the Futurists: 10 Bold Predictions for 2030

Tens of billions of devices, sensors, vehicles and people will become interconnected over the next 10 to 15 years as the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) expands from about 11…

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Mount Everest: A Continuing Story of Adventure, Achievement, and Tragedy

Mount Everest has always had a daunting unpredictability and long history of conquest and tragedy. As the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest has a long history of remarkable achievement and…

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The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: 27 years ago this month

November 9th marked one of the most important anniversaries of modern times. This date marks the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The wall itself was both…

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Free Shipping Is A Lie

Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs. When shopping online, you tend to run into the lie…

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The future of America is driverless says Anthony Foxx – US Secretary of Transportation

In his final months on the job, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has been vocal about the pressing need to repair America’s broken infrastructure, and all the ways in…

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The Amercian dream is killing us

Imagine this: you’re a kid again, and you want to sell lemonade in your neighborhood. So you set up your little lemonade stand with your cardboard sign written in crayon…

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I Went Undercover With a Border Militia

I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. “Keep your weapons nice and tight,” Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others,…

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Zach Hambrick has always been fascinated by exceptional performance, or what he calls “the extremes of human capabilities.” Growing up, he’d devour Guinness World Records, noting the feats it described…

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13 scary books worth the nightmares

Did you hear that? Was it a voice? It sounded like… Never mind. Must have just been the wind. October is the perfect time to terrify yourself with a good…

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When “The Greatest” Came to Croker

Retired Garda Tony Ruane was on duty during some of Ireland’s most historic events, but as a middleweight boxing champion there was one that stood out. When Ali came to…

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A journey along Japan’s oldest pilgrimage route

Religion may play an ambiguous role in Japanese life but the arduous pilgrimage remains popular with walkers, cyclists and coachloads. Sayuru Kunihashi had paid the bill for a night on…

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Top 5 Albums to listen to on the job

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But music can help. From time to time, it helps to have a little bit of music in the background…

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The Garda Band: A National Institution

It is remarkable to think that, barring a hiatus between 1965 and 1972, the Garda Band is almost as old as An Garda Síochána itself. It was established by the…

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The Rise of Predictive Policing

One of the basic principles that drives today’s tech industry is the unfaltering belief that any service can be improved by amalgamating data and then applying it appropriately. The police…

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Top Ten Tips For Home Renovation

1. Enlist a professional You can’t turn on a television these days without some programme about terrible workmen. Cowboy builders or Bad Builders: Bang to Rights have all of us…

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BREATHALYSER TESTING – A BRIEF HISTORY

Drink driving is an issue which has affected Irish society, both rural and urban, since motor cars first became an affordable option for the masses. Given our well-documented fondness for…

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Making The Most Of The Home Renovation Initiative

The Home Renovation Initiative (HRI), announced in Budget 2013 will end this year unless extended in the budget. With an election on the way, it is difficult not to see some form of the…

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DON PATRICIO: PATRICK O’CONNELL & FC BARCELONA

He was the Irishman who became the first player from his country to represent Manchester United and who went on to save Barcelona at a point where they faced the…

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