Garda-Post.com is the online portal for all retired Gardai and indeed the wider retired public servant community that keeps them updated with latest in news and features that are relevant to them including financial planning, health, travel, culture and much more.
The aim of the Garda-Post.com is the to keep members abreast of developments relevant to their lives and give them real-time, up-to-date information on issues of interest to them.
The site is complimented by a monthly e-letter that is mailed out to signed up members of Garda Retired Members Association which has a membership of almost 8000. Through their key role in the Retitred Public Sector Workers Alliance – the site and newsletter is actively promoted and has access to over 100,000 readers in total.
An Garda Síochána Retired Members Association
The association was formed in 1961 by retired Gardai who were determined to seek parity of pensions. It has improved the welfare, social and economic status of retired Gardai. Originally called the Garda Siochana Pensioners’ Association, in 2002 it changed the name title to the Garda Siochana Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA). Today, the association has its Head Office at the Garda Club, 8 Harrington Street, Dublin 8 and has a branch network throughout the country dealing with 5000 membership.
We are committed to Giving service to Retired Gardai” by making representations to:
- Protect their retirement pensions.
- Improve their welfare, social and economic status.
- Seeking improved health benefits.
- Providing a communications journal and website to keep you informed.
In January, 1961, Tom Maden, a retired Garda Sergeant, wrote three letters to the Evening Mail, Dublin, which highlighted the meagre pensions paid to retired members of the Garda Siochana. The reaction, led to forty retired Gardai turning-up to a meeting at Moran’s Hotel, Talbot Street, Dublin, on the 18th January, to discuss their grievances with the Government. A few weeks later a central committee was elected which formed the Garda Siochana Pensioners’ Association. This title was changed to Garda Siochana Retired Members Association (GSRMA) in 2002.