Lifestyle

Romance Fraud

Don’t let love blind you to romance fraud, an under-reported scam that not only breaks hearts but bank balances too … omance fraud cases reported to ECC Ireland involve vulnerable…

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Culture

The Royal Navy in the War of Independence

The IRA attack on Fenit coastguard station and RIC barracks in June 1920. In most of the many accounts and histories of the Irish War of Independence very little, if…

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History

Dublin Metropolitan Police batons: The weapons that made their mark on the streets of Dublin in 1913.

Image courtesy of @Marion Curran Every afternoon a troop of policemen marched in solemn and majestic single file from the College Street police station. At regular intervals, one by one,…

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Culture

Irish flag flies from Swiss police building in response to Garda dance video

Image courtesy of @wlrfm The Swiss Federal Police have posted a new video addressing An Garda Síochána, in the latest exchange between the two forces over the viral “Jerusalema” dance…

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Arts

The enduring traditions of St. Brigid’s Day

February 1 is St. Brigid’s Day, also known as Imbolc, and marks the beginning of spring. Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer…

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Interview

Stuart Lancaster Leadership Podcast

Image courtesy of @LeinsterRugby In yesterday’s podcast we were thrilled to be joined by former England and current Leinster Senior coach, Stuart Lancaster. In this discussion, Stuart, along with one…

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Top Stories

What is “Bank Jugging?”

Bank Jugging occurs when a thief parks outside of a bank and watches patiently as customers go in and out. The suspect targets anyone who comes out with a bank…

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Culture

The True Story Behind ‘Siege of Jadotville’

Before reading the script for Richie Smythe’s The Siege of Jadotville neither Jamie Dornan nor Jamie O’Mara, had heard the harrowing tale of how 155 Irishmen deployed by the UN bravely fought…

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Health

Intermittent Fasting 101 — The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Intermittent fasting (IF) is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. People are using it to lose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles. Many…

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Lifestyle

Former Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn launches Year in Review book

The huge success of the Liam Miller fundraising event, raising in excess of €50k for charities, visiting over 100 schools in Cork with an ‘I Can’ message and historic events…

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History

These are Some of the Oddest True Irish Tales You’ll Ever Read

ALLEN FOSTER MUST be some guest to have at a party. An author and researcher, he has found some of Ireland’s strangest true tales, and delights in telling them. His…

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Clubs and Organisations

Ireland Men’s Sevens Set Sights On Olympic Qualifier In Monaco

Ireland Men’s Sevens are bidding to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. ©INPHO/World Rugby/Mike Lee World Rugby has today confirmed the repechage tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games,…

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Food & Drink

Top Foods For a Healthy Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we’re not as young as we used to be; a diet of Chippers, sandwiches and pizza isn’t going to cut it anymore. But who has the time…

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Christmas

9 Fun Facts About Turkeys

Learn why John James Audubon described the Wild Turkey as “one of the most interesting of the birds indigenous to the United States of America.” After reading these facts, you’re sure to…

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Health

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Sugar

Fighting those cravings is life changing—literally. Sugar is a cruel, cruel mistress—it’s delicious and addictive, but it’s not doing you any favors. Aside from causing weight gain, increased consumption of refined…

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Tourism

Top 10 Places to go After Lockdown

This year has been something no one could have predicted … hard to believe, it housed the Australia Wildfires, anticipation of World War 3, Brexit, the American Election… oh, and…

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Christmas

Top 10 Gifts for You and Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

This festive season will be unlike any other… unless other holiday season’s you’ve had to quarantine, can’t travel and the thought of a pint in a pub is a mere…

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Irish News

Senator John Cummins calls for new Garda station on outskirts of Waterford City

Waterford’s Senator John Cummins has called on the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and the Minister for the OPW Patrick O’Donovan to come before the house in the New Year to…

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Tourism

11 Top-Rated Weekend Breaks in Ireland

The romantic image of Ireland painted with green rolling hills, a rugged coastline, and captivating historic castles in reality lives up to the portrait. Towns are lined with cobblestones, flowers…

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Finance

Money Doctors Podcast

We spoke to John Lowe from Money Doctors. John Lowe is a qualified financial advisor, and in 1999 he founded Providence Finance Services Limited which now trades as Money Doctors…

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Features

Dublin couple achieves lifetime ambition with idyllic Donegal retreat

With more and more city dwellers becoming disillusioned with congested city life, the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on locations like Donegal as a meaningful alternative to the lengthy…

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Arts

Old Ireland in colour, photos that present a new look at Ireland’s past.

Looking at images of times past gives an insight into history – we can see where we came from, and marvel at how different life was. The images can also…

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Education

BE SMART – 9 BEST MOOC AND E-LEARNING PLATFORMS

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining in popularity and are being accepted more and more as equivalents to regular university classes. While there are many MOOC platforms available, not…

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Food & Drink

Back to Basics: 5 things bone broth can do for your body

Bone Broth Boosts Immunity Always feeling rundown and prone to catching any bugs going around? Bone broth will help with this. The Amino acids in bone broth, like arginine, glutamine, and cysteine,…

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Interview

A Q&A Regarding The Leitrim Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan 2021-2026 With Cllr. Finola Armstrong McGuire

Tell me about the Leitrim Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan 2021-2026 E.g. When was it proposed, who has been responsible for its draft, when will we see it begin to…

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Features

Communities asked to Light up for Road Safety on World Remembrance Day

Council buildings across Ireland will ‘light up for road safety’ as part of this year’s ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ on Sunday 15th November. Local Authority Road Safety Officers…

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Health

Healthy Ageing

Eating healthily, combined with regular physical activity, can help a person live a full, active life, preserving independence into older age. 10 Simple Dietary Guidelines To Help You Stay Well…

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Features

Download the GSRMA App

Stay up to date on the latest from the GSRMA Members’ only area, and get notifications straight to your mobile phone on the latest news and death notices. Also stay…

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Features

Minister McGrath welcomes Public Service-wide Innovation Week

Public Service-wide Innovation Week takes place from today (Monday 19th) until 23rd October. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, today (Monday) launched Public Service Innovation Week….

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Clubs and Organisations

Donegal Boy Asks People to Stay in and Save Lives

A nine-year-old boy from Raphoe in Co Donegal has issued an appeal to people to stay in, stay safe and save lives. Jack Beattie, who is an honorary garda sergeant,…

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Finance

Budget Makes Efficient Cars More Attractive – Provided You Can Afford to Change

Budget 2021 was anxiously awaited by the motor industry. It was hinted to contain a pretty radical reform of the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) system, and it did. Sometimes described…

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History

The Battle of the Boyne

No year in Irish history is better known than 1690. No Irish battle is more famous than William III’s victory over James II at the River Boyne, a few miles…

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Lifestyle

Using Green and Blue Spaces Will Benefit Both Your Physical and Mental Health

Using green and blue spaces will benefit both your physical and mental health Using green and blue spaces benefits people’s physical and mental health Green and blue spaces should be…

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Health

Sweden Rejected Covid-19 Lockdown – Could Ireland Learn From its Maverick Approach?

Sweden was the only major European country to reject lockdown and leave most of its bars, restaurants and shops open during the Covid-19 crisis. Ireland took the least maverick route…

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Health

Mental Health at Work

by :  Morra Aarons-Mele Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at…

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History

The Glamorous History of Dublin’s Lost Department Stores

The history of the department store is inseparable from the history of the modern city, and Dublin is no different. Both grew in parallel with the growth of the middle…

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Health

Irish-led Global Study Discovers Three Potential New Targets for Stopping Uncontrolled Epileptic Seizures

Findings could lead to drug discoveries for seizures which cannot be controlled with current treatments An Irish-led international study has uncovered three molecules that have the potential to be developed…

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Features

The National Leprechaun Museum

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Why not jump into the land of magic and mystery and visit Dublins National Leprechaun Museum. We Spoke to Eleanor Walsh, Social…

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Clubs and Organisations

Little Blue Heros

Gardaí Helping Seriously Ill Children   Little Blue Heroes Foundation is a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by volunteers (no paid staff) made up of Garda members/staff, retired Garda members, their…

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Clubs and Organisations

Online Courses You Can Do at Home

With each passing day of the Irish version of a lockdown, and once all the other chores you have been putting off are all ticked off the checklist – what…

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Features

Whiskey cured my grandfather of Spanish flu

Paul Gorry F.S.G., F.I.G.R.S., M.A.G.I,  Co. Wicklow This is my grandfather, John McDermott.  He was born in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, in March 1877, son of Patrick and Bridget McDermott.  When…

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Education

Switching on cancer gene could treat heart disease

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in the hearts of mice, they…

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Features

The 6 Golden Rules of Eating for Longevity

The 6 Golden Rules of Eating for Longevity, According to the Longest-Living People on Earth. According to one centenarian, the way to live a long life is to stay single (looks like…

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Features

Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Figures

This year, between January 2020 and June 2020, The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau investigating organised crime seized over €3 million cash and 13 firearms. For more updates…

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Features

Minister Flanagan officially opens Portlaoise Prison Staff Memorial Garden

Garden remembers all who have served in Portlaoise Prison over the years Minister welcomes information on the gradual recommencement of prison visits Minister praises work of staff and prisoners in…

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Features

Garda Colm Horkan RIP:

We all woke this morning in utter shock at the senseless loss of life of Garda Colm Horkan. Garda Post and its team here would like to take this opportunity…

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Features

The Tasting Club – Irish Whiskey Podcast

The Irish Distillers Tasting Club is a six-part series for whiskey lovers, a masterclass in Irish whiskey. Over the 6 episode-series host Ger Garland meets the master distillers and discusses…

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History

The Sentinel: A History Of Cork’s Collins Barracks

Defence Forces historian and author, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, provides a panoramic history of one of the Defence Forces most iconic installations, Collins Barracks in Cork, a bastion which has…

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Top Stories

Secret Holiday Destinations You Need to Visit

You can never plan your next holiday too early, since booking a vacation in popular tourist destinations can be quite difficult. The best hotels have no more vacancies, flights are…

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History

Garda Memories: Donegal in the 60’s, JFK’s visit & the foot and mouth outbreak of 67

Liam Kitson was stationed in Clonmany, Co. Donegal in the early sixties, and later in the small village of Pettigo on the border of Donegal and County Fermanagh. During his…

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Features

Overlooked Irish Weekend Getaway Destinations

If the weather has you wishing you were away from home for the weekend, but Ryanair isn’t cutting you enough of a deal, why not take the car for stretch…

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Events

Punchestown Racing Festival (Book Now)

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Technology

Amazon Have Announced They Are Set To Invest In Donegal Wind Farm

It has been announced recently that Amazon Web Services are to invest in a new wind farm that is to be located in County Donegal. The company has announced three…

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Lifestyle

Gardai Leading Fight Back Against Online Bullying With New Dedicated Unit

Gardai have recently revealed they are determined to tackle online bullying with a new dedicated unit. As part of this they have released a new guideline advising parents of measures…

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Irish News

Coast Guard Helicopter Currently Not Licensed to Land at New National Children’s Hospital

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has confirmed recently that an Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will not be permitted to land on the elevated helipad at the…

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Health

Coroner Alarmed by High Suicide Rate in Co. Mayo

Dr Elenor Fitzgerald, who is the coroner for North Mayo stated recently that she is alarmed by the high rates of suicides which add up to half the deaths she…

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Food & Drink

Great Places To Eat Along the Wild Atlantic Way

Visiting all the sites along the iconic Wild Atlantic Way route can work up quite the hunger. Here are our pics of some of the best places you can stop…

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Technology

Gardaí Warning the Public About a New Broadband Phone Scam

Gardaí are warning the public to be vigilant against a new phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies on the suggesting to the people that there…

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Members

GSRMA Recently Announce the Launch of Their New Discount Scheme

The GSRMA have recently announced the launch of their new Discount Scheme. There is something in this for everyone in this new scheme. Once Registered you can bring 3 other…

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History

Musical Memories: A History Of The Garda Ceili Band

What is the origin of that institution known as the ‘Irish Céilí Band’? Sean O’Riada credits Seamus Clandillon, Raidío Éireann’s first Director of Broadcasting with its conception in 1926. But…

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Health

Trouble getting to sleep? Study finds a weekend camping trip can help

In today’s world, many of us stay up late into the night, watching TV, using smartphones, computers or reading books by lamplight. Getting up when the alarm sounds in the…

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Irish News

Latest Public Available Data Shows That 91% of The Public Have Trust in The Gardaí

80% of people are satisfied with the service provided by An Garda Síochána to local communities, according to the most recent Garda Public Attitudes Survey (3 rd Quarter 2018), with…

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Top Stories

Gardai Appeal for Vigilance on Roads as Tragic Start to 2019 Continues

With ten people losing their lives on Irish roads between the 24 th and 28th of January, the latest being 4 young men in County Donegal, Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy…

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Top Stories

The SeaFest Festival To Set Sail For Cork Later On This Year

It was announced recently that SeaFest, Ireland’s largest and most spectacular maritime festival, will set sail for Cork later on in the year. The event will take place in Cork…

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Technology

Combating Social Isolation For Older Citizens Of Limerick

As part of a new programme to reduce incidents of social isolation and open up a new world of communication, over 30 older citizens from across County Limerick have been…

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Free Events Dublin

Free Public Commemorations To Be Held At The Mansion House To Celebrate 100 Years Of Dáil Éireann

The first meeting of Dáil Éireann was held 100 years ago this month in the Mansion House in Dublin on the 21st January, 1919. To commemorate this historic landmark the…

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Irish News

A ‘Christmas Comet’ is set to be seen over Ireland during the festive season

According to Astronomy Ireland a ‘Christmas Comet’ will be visible over Irish skies during the festive season. The comet has been dubbed ‘Comet Wirtanen’ and will be flying unusually close…

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Members

New GSRMA Branch Formed in Athy Co. Kildare

A new GSRMA Branch has been formed in Athy Co. Kildare. A group of GSRMA members met at Golf Club Athy on Thursday 18th. October 2018, which was attended by…

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Members

GSRMA Short Story Competition Awards 2018

The awards for the GSRMA Short Story Competition 2018 were held at the Skylon Hotel in Drumcondra on Wednesday November 14th. The competition was once again a huge success and…

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Top Stories

Remembrance Mass Saturday Nov 24th

St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union extend an invitation to attend our Remembrance Mass for deceased members at 2pm, Saturday 24th November 2018 in St. Paul of the Cross Church, Mount…

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Top Stories

RSA Chief Wants Mobile Devices For Gardaí to Detect Disqualified Drivers

Speaking yesterday on World Remembrance Day for Road victims the Road Safety Authority chief Moyagh Murdock said that mobile access to a national database is essential for gardaí in order…

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Features

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: 29 years ago this month

November 9th marked one of the most important anniversaries of modern times. This date marks the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The wall itself was both…

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Irish News

Pearse Street Garda ‘Day-of-Action’

The 8th of November saw a total of thirteen people arrested by Gardaí as part of ongoing investigations into a number of serious incidents in Dublin’s South Inner City. The…

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Irish News

‘Ask for Angela’ Campaign Rolls Out in Clare

Hospitality providers in county Clare are being asked to sign up for the new ‘Ask For Angela’ code-word campaign to help Clare become a safer place to socialise The Clare…

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Members

European Police Championships Marathon Results

The European Police Championship Marathon took place recently  in Dublin in conjunction with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. The men’s individual title was won by Garda David Mansfield who is…

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History

Halloween: Gaelic Origins And Traditions

Halloween is a time of year cherished by children and those of us grown-ups who maintain a fondness for a the macabre and the weird. From a historical point of…

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Events

Garda Band to Play St Bridget’s Blanchardstown on Tuesday

The fantastic Garda band will be in concert at St Brigid’s Church in Blanchardstown this coming Tuesday (October 30th) The concert will start at 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm and…

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Sport

European Police Marathon in Dublin this Sunday

The European Police Championships Marathon will be held in Dublin this coming Sunday (Oct 28th). The marathon will be in conjunction with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2018. The annual…

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Members

Annual Garda Anniversary Mass

The annual mass for deceased members of the force will take place this year in Aughrim Street Church, Dublin 7, on Thursday the 22 nd of November at 11.30AM. All…

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Finance

Property purchases and your pension

John O’Connor of Omega Financial Management recently wrote for the Engineers Journal about property as an investment option for your pension, here are some of his main points. There are…

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Finance

New Study Analyses The Cost Of Retirement

Ireland, like many developed, is facing significant population challenges in the both the medium and long term. While we currently have one of the youngest populations in Europe, the number…

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Members

Inaugural Dublin South Central Garda Youth Awards Launch at Aviva Stadium Today

Dublin South Central Gardaí, in association with Aviva Insurance and the Aviva Stadium, are launching the inaugural Dublin South Central Garda Youth Awards later today at the Aviva Stadium. The…

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Members

Open Day At Kevin Street Garda Station

Kevin Street Garda Station held an Open Day at Kevin Street Garda Station on Sunday the 14th of October 2018 from 2pm to 5pm. The event was open to all…

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Members

Croke Park to Host Annual Garda vs Defence Forces Hurling and Football Matches

The annual Garda vs Defence Forces Hurling and Football matches will take place this coming Monday evening (October 22nd). Admission on the day is free and it will be a…

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Top Stories

Spelling of Bridge Name Finally Fixed After 50 Years

A New York City bridge is set to finally have the spelling of its name amended after it has been misspelt for more than 50 years. The Verrazzano-Narrows bridge which…

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Education

Young Drivers Experience Serious Road Accidents

Cork County Council has launched a new road safety awareness programme called ‘Your Life – Your Choice’, using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to stimulate a serious road accident. The programme…

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Finance

Adapting and Transforming Business Models & Operations

KPMG and Google have partnered to offer cost effective tools that allow Irish businesses to improve customer experience and comply with GDPR through transformative business and operating models. This new…

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Events

Cork County Welcome Home their Rowing Champions

The National Rowing Centre, Cork, invites everyone to join the rowing community in celebrating Ireland’s success at the World Rowing Championships this Saturday. Sanita Pušpure of Ballincollig took gold in…

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Uncategorized

Exercise Neptune: Responding to Area Flooding

The Northwest Regional Working Group organised a major emergency exercise in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny yesterday involving 100 participants. The training event was code-named Exercise Neptune, and was based…

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Technology

The Future of Transportation

Dublin’s first driverless bus took the streets on Saturday, taking off from Dublin’s docklands. The EZ10 is a bi-directional driverless shuttle that detects and avoids potential obstacles using a full…

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Features

Tackling the Autumnal Cold

The weather this week has most definitely taken a turn for the worst. With orange weather warnings across the country and forecast terrential rain, we know it’s going to be…

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Events

Free Walking Events in Kerry Next Week

Community walks are taking place across the county of Kerry next week as part of the Let’s Get Kerry Walking the Distance campaign. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in association…

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Features

Future of Policing Report: What it says

A new approach to Garda training and instilling a more visible presence of members within communities are among the proposals made as part of the report by the Commission on…

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Top Stories

Project EDWARD: How to Take Part

Project Edward is an annual European road safety awareness event, aimed at having one day a year that is completely free from road fatalities. Today, Wednesday 19th September, is this…

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Top Stories

Fitzpatrick + Associates Chartered Accountants Insolvency & Tax Advisors

Over the past 22 years, we have been providing a broad range of Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory services to an ever-growing and diverse range of businesses and individuals.Our clients are based all over the…

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Food & Drink

From Ancient Recipe to Online Craze

The instagramable health craze known as ‘Kombucha’, is more than just an online fad. It’s actually an ancient remedy to an assortment of ailments. Kombucha, pronounced [COM-BOO-CHA], is a fermented,…

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Features

Google Helping You Travel

Google Maps This app is undoubtedly one of my most used apps when travelling. Dowloading it means you never have to worry about getting lost while wandering the new and…

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Features

Colourful Break Aways

It’s official; Summer has fled the country.  If the grey clouds and impending showers have you down, maybe a hint of colour, along with holiday hope will  inject some colour…

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Arts

Incase you Missed it…

Gaelic Football fans, don’t forget the Dublin/Cork All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Final is on this weekend, Sunday 16th September. #SeriousSupport has been shown for Ladies Gaelic Football in recent months…

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Food & Drink

Give the Smartphone a Rest

Guinness, partnered with Behaviour & Attitudes, have conducted a study to investigate the impact of using your phone on a night out. The research concluded that 94% of those surveyed…

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Health

Helping Get to Sleep Without Counting Sheep

Sleep is so important. It minimises your risk of heart disease, stroke, affects your weight, and most importantly, good sleep improves your mood and concentration. Why is it then that…

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Events

Calling all DIY Enthuasiasts

Selfbuild Live comes to the Citywest Hotel tomorrow, 14th September, and runs through till Sunday of this weekend. The three-day conference is a showcase for those looking to build, extend,…

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Events

Looking to Get Back into Sport?

Thinking of trying out a new sport as a new hobby, or maybe just getting back into something that was forced to be put on the backburner? Dublin Sportsfest 2018…

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Health

Lowering Your Blood Pressure using DASH

Researches in North Carolina have found a DASH diet is the key to lowering blood pressure. The DASH diet is an eating plan that specifically targets improved heart health. Eating…

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Features

September Getaway

A survey commissioned by 3Money has revealed that September is the most popular month for 29% of adults to enjoy a ‘summer holiday’. If the sudden drop in temperature has…

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Features

Should we trust online news?

According to the Pew Research Center, Washington, 57% of Americans say they don’t expert the news they get from social media to be accurate; despite two thirds of U.S. adults…

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Features

Murder in the Office: Possible?

The Third leading cause of workplace death is homicide; after ‘falls to lower level’ and ‘roadway collisions with other vehicles’. This ominous statistic shows workplace shootings, followed by stabbing, cutting,…

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Features

No to Pensioners Paying Property Tax?

Local Property Tax (LPT) has sparked debate since it was first proposed in 2013 and it seems new recommendations by the Independent Alliance will spark further debate as the Government…

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Arts

Happy Days this October

Cork Opera House will joyously welcome the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir October 20th, for an evening of contemporary gospel dashed with some jazz and blues. Embodying the spirit of…

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Top Stories

Condé Nast Names Cork As One Of World’s Friendliest Cities

Condé Nast Traveller has voted Cork as the third friendliest city in the world in a poll taken earlier this month. Ireland’s second city saw off competition from Dublin and…

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Irish News

Storm Emma: Supermarket Closing Hours

As Storm Emma hits the country Irish people are urged to stay indoors from 4pm today (March 1st) until 3pm tomorrow (March 2nd). Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have cancelled…

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Technology

UK Government To Use Church Spires For Boosting Rural Broadband Connectivity

The UK Government and the Church of England have reached a signed agreement which will use the Church’s buildings and other properties to improve broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity for local…

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Health

Foods That Cleanse the Liver

Modern society is a sad state that produces many over-processed livers. When we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress,…

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Food & Drink

“Cooking with your mouth” Video Goes Viral

You read that correctly. A recent video that portrays a woman preparing a Christmas Turkey Stuffing recipe with her mouth has hit the internet by storm. Certain media publications have…

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Health

Blue Monday And Beating The January Blues

January is without question a gloomy sort of month, perhaps the most depressing month of the year. In addition, there exists a day dubbed as the most depressing day of…

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Competition

GSRMA Short Story Awards 2017

The Garda Síochána Retired Members Association hosted its annual GSRMA Short Story Awards recently. The event was sponsored by Garda Post/Universal Media and took place at the Skylon Hotel Dublin, Drumcondra. This…

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Christmas

Top 10 winter destinations in Europe

Winter comes in many guises in Europe, in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture…

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Christmas

A Simple Recipe for Mulled Wine

Last December you might have stared into the bottom of a steaming wine glass wondering what those bits were that turned a cheap, neglected bottle of merlot into warm liquid…

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Health

Ways To Keep Motivated During Your Winter Workout

There is nothing quite like relaxing beside an open fire with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a turkey thigh in the other.  And why not? We…

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Christmas

The 12 Pubs Of Christmas

The 12 pubs of Christmas has become quite the tradition in Ireland over the years with groups of friends dressing up in festive attire and becoming more than merry by…

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Christmas

How to Beat the Winter Blues

If you had forgotten we were in the throes of Winter. Positioned high in the northern hemisphere, Ireland has particularly dark and dull winters, some days passing by with hardly…

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Arts

Polly & The Beanstalk Is Coming To The Olympia Theatre

The Applegreen Christmas Panto Polly & The Beanstalk is coming to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre next Friday (November 15th). The all star cast includes Rory Cowan, formerly of Mrs Browns Boys,…

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Health

3 Tips To Help Manage And Reduce Stress

Experiencing more headaches? Has your breathing all of a sudden become more rapid and your heart is beating faster? Do you feel tetchy and irritable? If you are experiencing some…

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Food & Drink

Sebastien Masi Of Pearl Brasserie Awarded Chef Of The Year For 2017

Co-owner of Pearl Brasserie, Sebastien Masi, has been awarded chef of the year 2017 in the Georgina Campbell Awards. Masi, along with the help of his partner Kirsten, first opened…

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Technology

Volvo Promises To Supply Uber With 24,000 Self-Driving Cars By 2019

A deal has been struck by Volvo Cars and Uber Technologies Inc. to supply the latter with 24,000 self-driving cars by 2019. Uber, based in San Francisco, will buy 24,000…

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History

On This Day In 1963: John F. Kennedy Was Assasinated

It was on this day, November 22nd, in 1963 that the then American President John F. Kennedy was assasinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. The shooting occured at…

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Health

“Scarred For Life” Is A Video Highlighting How Easily A Child Can Burn Themselves At Home

“Scarred for Life” is a short video advising parents and guardians to take necessary measures to minimise the risk of chidren burning or scalding themselves at home. It highlights how easy…

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Health

Donating Scrap Metal In Exchange For Funding Towards Cancer Patients

Copper for Cancer is a new initiative which aims to donate scrap metal in exchange for funding towards cancer patients. Tommy Hughes, a plumber from Dooradoyle in Co. Limerick, was…

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Transport

Elon Musk Reveals Tesla’s New Roadster “The Fastest Production Car Ever Made, Period.”

Last week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk made a surprise announcement that revealed the company has a very captivating addition to its works. Tesla’s new Roadster was described by Musk as…

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Travel

The Resurfacing Of A 60-Year-Old Video Compares Commercial Flying In 1950s To Now

A fascinating promotional video from the 1950s showing what commercial flying was like in the early days of aviation has resurfaced 60 years after it was first released, giving an…

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History

Three Irish Scientists Who Made Outstanding Contributions To Society

This week is National Science Week which is supported by Science Foundation Ireland with the intent to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow’s…

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Food & Drink

Watch: Bizarre Foods Explores Irish Cuisine

Bizarre Foods is a travel and cuisine television show hosted by Andrew Zimmern. The Garda Post takes a look back at a broadcast made exploring all the “bizarre” foods across…

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Food & Drink

The Garda Post Catches Up With Hugo Lepper Of Wagamama on South King Street

Popular Asian restaurant Wagamama has been making the news as of late. Only last month, Wagamama launched its new vegan and vegetarian menu. Even more recently, the closure of Wagamama’s…

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Features

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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History

On This Day In 1990: Mary Robinson Elected First Female President Of Ireland

It was on this day, November 7th, in 1990 that Mary Robinson was elected the first female President of Ireland. On December 3rd, 1990, Mrs Robinson was inaugurated as the…

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Education

New Taskforce To Ensure Gender Equality In Higher Education

A new gender task force has been launched by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to oversee recruitment and promotion policies in higher education. Funding of €500,000 was provided in Budget 2018…

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Free Events Dublin

One Of Ireland’s Largest Book Festivals Is Now Open

For the 11th time running, Dublin Book Festival is now open to the public. What more? The majority of events are completely free of charge. Dublin Book Festival is a…

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History

Where Does Daylight Savings Time Come From?

On Sunday the clocks went back an hour which gave us all some extra time in bed. Why? Because of daylight savings time of course. Most of North America and…

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Technology

Saudi Arabia Is The First Country Ever To Grant A Robot Citizenship

Saudi Arabia is the first country ever to grant a robot citizenship. The robot, named Sophia, is female like in appearance and demonstrates a set of emotive faces. The announcement…

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Travel

Belfast And Causeway Coast Named Number One Region To Visit For 2018

Belfast and the Causeway Coast have been named the top location in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. The nomination comes from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The Northern Irish…

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Interview

Protecting Your Dog Over The Halloween Period

The run up to Halloween and indeed the night itself can be an exciting period for you, your friends and family but what about your dog? Your dog doesn’t know…

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Irish News

Peter McVerry Trust welcomes measures relating to housing and homelessness outlined in Budget 2018

This afternoon Minister Paschal Donohoe announced measures to be taken as part of the governments plan for Budget 2018 in the Dail. A total of €1.83 billion will be spent…

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Irish News

Policing Authority Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the Annual Report of the Policing Authority for 2021. The report provides an account of the activities of the Authority in its…

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Finance

Future-Proofing Ireland’s Economy

The 2023 budget should include measures to help in future-proofing Ireland’s economy, says KPMG Ireland in its pre-budget submission. Specifically, it should aim to reduce the impact of inflation through income tax…

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Irish News

Law Strengthened on Consent in Rape Cases and to Support Victims in Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking Cases

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has secured government approval to publish the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking) Bill 2022. The Bill will strengthen…

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Irish News

€186m Funding To Develop New Town in Clonburris, Dublin

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the Government’s decision to approve a multi-annual grant-funding package of €186.3m of infrastructure investment for the Clonburris Strategic…

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Irish News

Official Opening of Athlone Garda Station

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Minister Patrick O’Donovan attended the official opening of the Athlone Garda station. Minister McEntee welcomed the revamped station saying, “I am delighted to…

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Irish News

New Hate Crime Legislation to Secure Prosecutions

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has announced that she is amending her approach to the forthcoming Incitement to Hatred and Hate Crime Legislation – the Hate Speech and Hate…

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Education

Significant Shift in How Further Education and Training Sector is Funded

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced plans to move to an outcome-based funding model for further education and training (FET). This move is based…

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Irish News

Campaign for Position of Recruit Prison Officer in Irish Prison Service Launched

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has welcomed the opening of the 2022 campaign for the position of Recruit Prison Officer in the Irish Prison Service. Minister McEntee urges…

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Education

Launch of Forensic Science Ireland Annual Report 2021

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee welcomes the launch of the 2021 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI). A key feature of the 2021 Annual Report is the substantial…

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History

An Garda Síochána Launch Garda Centenary Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022

An Garda Síochána has launched its Garda Centenary Online Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022 as part of its current centenary celebrations. In 2002, thousands of historical photographs captured by the…

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Irish News

Ireland’s New National Smart Specialisation Strategy Published

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities of every region…

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Health

RCSI Awarded Funding To Digitise Public Health Archives

Archivists from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded funding to digitise public health archives from the Sir Charles A. Cameron papers for the first time as part of Heritage…

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Irish News

Almost 1 in 4 Drivers Check Phone Notifications While Driving

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are once again appealing to drivers to not use their mobile phones while driving. The calls come following the publication of…

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Irish News

Housing Commission Launches Public Consultation On A Referendum On Housing In Ireland

The Housing Commission has launched a public consultation seeking views on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. The consultation asks submissions to consider whether there should be a constitutional amendment and…

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Irish News

Oireachtas Approves Renewal of Acts to Combat Terrorism and Organised Crime

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has moved Oireachtas resolutions for the renewal of important acts to combat terrorism and serious organised crime. The Offences against the State (Amendment)…

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History

Lost Irish History Reclaimed in Immersive 3D Experience

When the Public Record Office of Ireland was reduced to rubble and ashes in the Irish civil war, seven centuries of precious historical documents were lost. Exactly 100 years later, the public…

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Irish News

Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll Retires

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has paid tribute, on behalf of the government and the State, to Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll as he retires following 41 years of service…

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Irish News

New Mechanisms to Retain Data to Protect National Security

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has published the General Scheme for the Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Bill 2022 to protect national security. The General Scheme provides that general…

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Culture

Funding Allocations for Youth Diversion Projects for 2022

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice, James Browne, is delighted to announce just under €6.7 million in funding allocations for over 50 Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) nationwide. YDPs…

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Events

First In-Person Citizenship Ceremonies Since Pandemic Hosted

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee hosted 2 very special citizenship ceremonies to welcome 950 people as they become Irish citizens. The event was the first in-person citizenship ceremonies since…

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Irish News

Consumers Rethinking Spending As Cost Of Living Soars

The rising cost of living means consumers are rethinking their spending habits with hospitality and clothing the focus of purchasing cutbacks, writes Keith Watt, Head of Retail at KPMG Ireland. KPMG’s latest…

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Events

EUCPN Focus Day to Prevent Burglaries

The EUCPN Focus Day on domestic burglary took place on the 15 June 2022. An Garda Síochána, as a member of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and 16 European…

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Irish News

Cabinet Approval to Bring Forward Emergency Legislation for Garda Court Presenters

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has received government approval to bring forward emergency legislation to provide for a continued legal basis for Garda Court Presenters in the District Court….

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Irish News

Upgrade Your Home To Improve Energy Efficiency

As we move into the warmer summer months and longer days, now is the ideal time to get a home upgrade to improve energy efficiency. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)…

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