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GSRMA Annual Seminar took place recently in Sligo

The annual delegate seminar took place in Sligo recently. Gerry Blake, National President of the Garda Retired Members Association, outlined in his opening speech the efforts made by the association…

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Retired public service staff press Government over pension cuts.

The Alliance of Retired Public Servants has written to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, seeking a meeting on the issue of repealing legislation which has been…

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President Higgins begins his historic visit to the United Kingdom

President Michael D Higgins has began the first day of his official State visit to the United Kingdom. On what is an historic day for Ireland and Britain, the president…

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1916 commemorative museums to be built in Dublin this year

Two museums are to be built in Dublin this year in order to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. The new museums will be located at the GPO on O’Connell…

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Mobility scooter users offered training in how to operate them safely

Mayo County council have expressed concerns recently about the safety of elderly people in the county when operating mobility scooters. They have said that in recent times there have been…

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New bill proposed to amend Irish Employment Act

Deputy Anne Ferris is to propose a bill to the government that would amend the Employment Act 1998. The proposed bill from Deputy Ferris would scrap the compulsory retirement age…

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Dublin Metropolitan Garda Recreation Club closes its doors

The Garda Club on Harrington Street in Dublin is to finally close its doors and will be sold 50 years on from when it first opened.  The location was very…

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Five former Garda Stations sold at auction in Dublin

March saw the first ever state auction of former Garda Stations. The auction was held at Ganly Walter’s offices in Dublin. The former stations that were sold were  Mallow Road,…

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Age Action Ireland voices concerns over nursing home cuts

The Minister for Health and the National Treatment Purchase Fund has been strongly urged by Age Action Ireland to clarify exactly what cuts are being made to payments to nursing…

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Former Garda Sergeant Patrick Doherty passes away

Retired Garda Sergeant Patrick Doherty sadly passed away earlier this week at 6.20 am on St. Patrick’s Day at Marymount Hospice in Co Cork. Mr. Doherty was originally from Charlestown…

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Saint Patrick’s Day festivities 2014

The Saint Patrick’s Day bank holiday weekend is once again upon us. The whole world it seems will once again come alive with the festivities  and go green on March…

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Garda Remembrance day scheduled for Saturday May 17th

Saturday the 17th of May will see  the Annual Garda Remembrance day take place in Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle. As always hundreds of members and former members of the Gardai…

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An Taisce has released a Schematic Map for transport proposals in Dublin

An Taisce has published a map in the style of the “London Underground” of current transport proposals that it hopes will soon become a reality in the greater Dublin area. …

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Ireland ranked lowest in electric car sales for 2013

Figures of European car sales for 2013 has shown that Ireland is last in terms of the take up of electric vehicles. A survey that has been carried out on…

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New road safety Laws enacted in Ireland

New road traffic laws have come into effect as of yesterday. The new laws include roadside impairment tests, novice driver licences and higher penalty points will be awarded for drivers…

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Older persons’ grant applications now open

In January The Community Foundation for Ireland announced the launch of its Older Persons’ Fund. The fund opened for applications on 3rd of February and intends to continue the foundation’s…

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€780 million retirement scheme row could see pensioners facing more cuts

It has been announced that pensioners who earn an average of €16,000 each year  will face cuts to their payment as new proposals that are intended to put an end…

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Donald Trump purchases top Irish golf resort

Billionaire Donald Trump has has purchased Doonbeg Golf Club and five-star lodge located in County Clare. It will surely be another feather in the tycoon’s hat as the location is…

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Kenny Egan to represent Fine Gael in local elections

Irish Olympic boxing medallist Kenny Egan has announced that he will stand for Fine Gael in the local elections and said that his approach will be to “keep it real.”…

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Motorists putting themselves at risk to avoid paying toll fee’s

The company who operates  the State-owned, barrier-free toll have said that  there are on average 78 instances every day of drivers tailgating lorries, mistakenly believing that this prevents cameras reading…

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Gardai fired upon during ATM raid

Uniformed Gardai were shot at during an ATM robbery in Wexford in the early hours of this morning.  The incident occurred at 3.30am this morning when Gardai were alerted to…

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Experts advise government to invest in tsunami warning system

Experts have advised the Irish government to consider investing in an early warning tsunami system because of the dangers posed by fault lines around the Atlantic Ocean. The recent major…

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Former Detective Superintendent PJ Browne has passed away

Tributes have been paid today to former Detective Superintendent PJ Browne who passed away suddenly, aged just 62. Mr. Browne had also been the crime analyst for the Herald newspaper…

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Government allocates €15 million for flood relief

The Government  has allocated a €15 million flood relief fund which will deal with the immediate causes of hardship, discomfort and relocation caused by the recent storms according to Taoiseach…

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