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Elite Garda Unit to Join Defence Forces in Counter-Terrorism Training

Elite units from the Gardaí and the Defence forces will be undertaking a major training exercise in preperation to combat a potential terrorist attack. The aim of the exercise is…

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11 Scams to Watch Out for in 2016

Forget about Saudi Princes with excess oil money they need to stash in your bank account for a little while, 2015’s crop of con artists were far more clever than…

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Gardaí recover 91 vehicles from ‘fishing’ thieves

Gardaí have recovered 91 stolen vehicles that had been taken during burglaries and destined to be exported and sold over seas as well as within Ireland. The vehicles seized are…

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Gardaí Raid ‘Theft-to-Order’ Stolen Bike Operation in Limerick

Gardaí in Limerick have seized 72 stolen bicycles from a house in the Castletroy area from what was believed to be a ‘theft-to-order’ criminal operation. The seizure is one of…

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New Inter-Agency Initiative Aims to Reduce Repeat Offending

The Minister for Justice, Francis Fitzgerald, has launched a new initiative to tackle the growing “havoc” caused by repeat offenders. The initiative, known as The Joint Agency Response to Crime…

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‘Doing it for Tony’: Murdered Garda Honoured in Movember Campaign

63 emergency service workers in county Louth have been participating in this year’s Movember fundraiser campaign in memory of Garda Tony Golden, who was murdered in Omeath last month. Garda…

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200 Burglars Targeted By Gardaí In New Crackdown

Gardaí have launched a nationwide crackdown on the most prolific burglars in the state. This new initiative will see substantial additional resources allocated to the Garda unit responsible for tracking down some of…

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Garda Awarded €50k for PTSD After Brave Encounter with Gunman

The High Court has awarded a Garda €50,000 in compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following an incident where he faced and disarmed a gunman. The Garda received the…

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The Terrorist Threat to Ireland is a Psychological One

Following the initial shock of the Friday 13th attacks on Paris we now enter a period of uncertainty. Leaders all over Europe are holding emergency meetings in order to determine…

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‘Bait Bikes’ to Reduce Bike Theft in Dublin

A new initiative by the Gardaí will see the introduction of ‘bait bikes’ to the streets of Dublin. Bikes fitted with tracker devices will be placed throughout the city in…

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State Funeral of Garda Tony Golden Takes Place Today

The State funeral of Garda Tony Golden will take place in Co. Louth today. Garda Golden was shot dead while responding to a domestic dispute in Omeath last Sunday.Garda Goldan’s…

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7 Month RSA/Garda Síochána Road Safety Review for 2015 Published.

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority have published their initial review of fatalities on Irish roads for the first seven months of this year. The review shows a…

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Comissioner O’Sullivan Addresses Global Intelligence Forum on “New Reality” of Terrorism

Every two years, the picturesque Waterford harbour town of Dungarvan witnesses an influx of intelligence experts and high ranking policing figures for the Global Intelligence Forum. This year, Nóirín O’Sullivan…

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99 new Garda recruits inducted into the force

The passing out ceremony for the Gardaí’s newest recruits took place at the Templemore training college in Tipperary recently. 99 students in total, 81 men and 18 women, passed their…

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Blood for Life Cycle 2015

The Garda Blood for Life Cycle 2015 is a yearly initiative that involves Garda Síochána from all over the country, making a 1050km trek to promote the need for blood…

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RSA Proposes “Alco-locks” to Combat Repeat Drink Drivers.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently considering a technological solution to the problem of persistent, repeat offence drink driving. The “alco-lock” is a breathalyser device attached to the dashboard…

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The Garda who played a vital role in Elaine O’Hara murder case

Garda James O’Donoghue  may have won universal praise for his diligence which proved vital in the Elaine O’Hara murder case but for him it was all in a day’s work….

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Gardai unveil first 370 cars of new €10m fleet

An Garda Siochana recently unveiled a new fleet of vehicles for the force’s Traffic Corps. The vehicles were officially revealed at Garda headquarters in Phoenix Park by the Taoiseach and…

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Minister for Transport to introduce new speed limits

Transport Minister Pascal Donohoe is to announce new guidelines today that will affect speed limits in rural areas and housing estates. The new changes will see new signage on country…

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Dún Laoghaire’s proposed urban beach finally given green light

Dún Laoghaire harbour’s proposed “urban beach” and outdoor swimming pool has finally received planning permission almost a year after the plan was lodged by Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. The proposed…

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New campaign launched to combat dog fouling in Limerick

A new campaign has been launched by Limerick City and County Council and An Garda Síochána that intends to encourage dog owners to clean up after their animals who foul…

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Defibrillators Offered To Swords Garda Station

Swords garda station has been presented with one of the two defibrillators donated to the town of Swords by local businesses. The Old School House and Mid-Knight electrical have both…

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Charity Cycle Held In Memory Of Garda Gary McLoughlin And Garda Robbie McCallion

An Inishowen cycling club and the Donegal Garda Cycling Club are joined forces in September to remember “two fine young gardaí”, who were both killed whilst on duty in the…

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Hero Garda Arrested Driver Who Knocked Him Down

A heroic garda from Fethard-on-sea who had been run over by a speeding motorist, got up from the ground and chased after the culprit, arresting him moments later. Garda David…

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