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Pope Francis’ Irish Itinerary Finalised and Speaking Events Confirmed

The finalised schedule for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland was released Monday, along with confirmation of his public speaking events at Knock Shrine and Phoenix Park. The Pope is visiting…

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Greater Optimism About Retirement In Ireland

The latest Retirement Optimism Index carried out by Bank of Ireland, along with ESRI, has shown that Irish people are more optimistic about retiring now more than ever. The index…

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Ireland’s First Community Air Ambulance Is On Its Way

The first community air ambulance service is propelling its way to Ireland by the end of July, with services expected to begin from August onwards. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR),…

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Telephone Support Allowance Of €130 Per Year Introduced For Pensioners

Commencing this week, a Telephone Support Allowance of €130 per year has been introduced by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty. A payment of €2.50 per…

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Deadline Extended For Garda Recruitment Campaign 2018

Due to technical difficulties, the deadline of 3pm today (June 6th) to get applications in for the latest Garda Recruitment Campaign has been extended to mid-day on Thursday, June 7th. This…

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Clare Firefighters Presented With 166 Sets Of Next Generation Kits

Last Friday (June 1st), 166 sets of next generation fire kits were presented to Clare County Fire and Rescue Service by the Mayor of Clare, Cllr Tom McNamara. Following an…

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Male Gardaí Are More Likely To Marry Nurses

Did you hear? Apparently male gardaí are more likely to marry nurses than any other profession. It has been found that 15% of male gardaí go on to marry nurses,…

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Summer Burglaries: Over €1.8m In Property Stolen Over The Last Year

According to latest figures from the Garda Analysis Service, over €1.8 million worth of property was stolen from sheds, garages and gardens in summer burglaries and thefts in the last…

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New Garda Uniforms To Be Trialled This Summer

The unveiling of new Garda uniforms which will be trialled this summer at three stations occurred yesterday at the Garda Representative Association (GRA) annual conference. The three stations to pilot these…

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27% Of Frontline Gardaí Could Be “Walking Wounded” From Trauma

A new survey commissioned by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has found that overall, 27% of gardaí on the frontline could be “walking wounded” as a result of trauma. It was…

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Gardaí Seeking 800 Recruits For Latest Recruitment Campaign

An Garda Síochána are seeking 800 new recruits as part of the 2018 Garda Recruitment Campaign. Every year, there is a high number of applicants and this year is no…

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Ireland’s Song Of Choice To Play At A Funeral

Out of some morbid curiosity, have you ever wondered what Ireland’s favourite song would be to play at a funeral? AA Life Insurance attempted to answer this question by surveying…

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Tech Excellence Awards: An Garda Síochána Wins On The Double

The head of digital services and innovation at An Garda Síochána, Tim Willoughby, was recognised with the person of the year award at the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards held last…

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Gardaí To Hold “Slow Down day” To Reduce Fatal Speed Related Collisions

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am on…

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Remembering Those Who Have Died In The Line Of Duty

The Annual Garda Memorial Day for 2018 honoured the 88 members of An Garda Síochána who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The day of commemorations took place…

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Extreme weather, new building boom pose challenges for fire services – chiefs

Garda Post caught up with Adrian Kelly, CFO of Co. Clare and Secretary of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association at the organisation’s annual conference at Knockranny House Hotel in Westport,…

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Fire Services Chiefs Face Recruitment Battle

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFAO) is the professional body of Chief Fire Officer’s (CFO) in Ireland. The CFOA Annual Conference, now in its 61st year, was held in the…

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The Vaults To Open Its Doors End Of June

The Vaults, a new tourist attraction in Dublin City centre, is set to open its door on the 30th of June. The attraction will have six scenes spread across four…

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Dunnes Stores Recalls Yogurts Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber

Dunnes Stores has recalled certain flavours of their Simply Better yogurts as a precautionary measure due to the possible presence of rubber. The flavours recalled are: Customers have been advised…

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New Figures Show Record Decrease In Number Of Rough Sleepers In Dublin

New figures released by the Department of Housing today show a record decrease of rough sleepers in Dublin. The Spring 2018 Rough Sleeper Count shows the number of people sleeping rough…

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The Untold Story Of The Harms Caused By Other People’s Drinking

The first dedicated Irish survey on alcohol’s harm to others by the HSE has found one in six carers (16%) reported that children, for whom they had parental responsibility, experienced harm because of someone…

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Temperatures Set To Soar This Week As Forecast By Met Eireann

Some much needed sunlight is set to make appearances this week with the possibility of highest temperatures reaching 18 degrees on Thursday, as forecast by Met Eireann. The Irish will…

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Irish Haemophilia Society Celebrating 50 Years In Existence

Founded in 1968, the Irish Haemophilia Society is celebrating its 50th year in existence today, Saturday April 14th and tomorrow, Sunday April 15th by hosting their Annual Conference at the…

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Measles outbreak – HSE urges under 40s to vaccinate

Ireland is currently suffering from a measles outbreak, which began in Limerick, January of this year, with forty confirmed cases. Measles is highly infectious, so much so that 90% of those…

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