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Full list of winners ...

The 24th Annual Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar Awards in Portlaoise

The 24th annual Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar Awards ceremony will be held at The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday, 19th January 2018.

The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sports, locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s selection committee was chaired by RTE’s Marty Morrissey.


Full list of winners ...
Full press release and video available here ...

ALERT - Road Works on the M7 Motorway 2018-2020

There is a 60Kph speed limit in effect between junction 9-10.

Major road works have commenced on the M7 Motorway and will last until 2020. Gardaí are appealing to all motorists to be vigilant and obey temporary speed limits in place. Currently there is a 60Kph speed limit in place between Junction 9 & Junction 10 but as work progress the road layout and speed limit will change.

Full press release and video available here ...
Further advice and full press release are available here ....

Safe Online Shopping Campaign 2017

Detective Superintendent Michael Gubbins, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, said “An Garda Síochána and its partners in Europol are actively targeting cybercrimes such as online fraud. The public need to be aware that the proceeds from these fraudulent activities go to fund organised criminal gangs.”

He advised online consumers to follow the 12 Golden Rules of Safe Online Shopping

Overall fraud on card payments is relatively low, but of the fraud that occurs, since the introduction of Chip and PIN, card not present fraud has accounted for the bulk of card fraud. The most common methods for criminals to steal card data are by skimming, email (phishing) scams or phone (vishing or smishing) scams.

Further advice and full press release are available here ....
Click through for further advice ....

Be Winter Ready!

The Be Winter Ready Campaign was launched on Wednesday the 8th November by the Office of Emergency Planning.

 The Campaign advice includes:
• General Tips for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorcyclists
• General advice for Drivers, vehicles and Road Safety
• Checking on your elderly relatives and neighbours/Flu Vaccine advice

It provides the following tips and practical advice which is available here:  https://www.winterready.ie/en

 


Click through for further advice ....
Winter Burglary Prevention information leaflets ...

Lock Up and Light Up

As we approach the winter months householders need to be vigilant as traditionally burglaries rise in winter time.

*   Over 45% of residential burglaries in winter occur between 5pm and 11pm.
*   In 19% of burglaries, entry is through an unsecured door or window.
*   Jewellery and cash are the most common objects stolen during burglaries.
*   The typical value stolen per incident in the last twelve months is €600.
*   There were over 160 cases where car keys were “fished” through the letterbox in the past year.
*   More incidents reported by an alarm activation were detected than not detected.

Whether you are at home or going out, remember to turn on some lights, use timer switches, lock all doors and windows, use an alarm, store keys away from windows and letter boxes and don’t store large amounts of cash or jewellery in the house. 

Lock Up Light Up.
 
Crime Prevention advice is available here


Winter Burglary Prevention information leaflets ...
Click here for detailed ‘Crime Prevention’ Advice ...

Why not make ‘Crime Prevention’ one of your New Year Resolutions in 2018?"

Crime prevention is everyone’s business and involves taking  simple but effective steps to prevent crimes such as Burglary from occurring.

Don’t make it easy for the burglar to break in, lock your windows and doors to prevent easy opportunities. Turn on lights around your house and set your alarm. If you love it; lock up and light up.

Assess your home security by clicking here to take the ‘Home Security Checklist Challenge’.

Check out ‘Crime Prevention’ tab for more detailed crime prevention advice on burglary and personal safety.

Think Crime Prevention in 2018


Click here for detailed ‘Crime Prevention’ Advice ...
Further details available here ...

ACTIVE Mobility programme - Limerick Gardaí to Pilot New Garda Mobile Apps

50 members of An Garda Síochána in Limerick will from December 2017 use Garda apps that will allow them to access their email on the move, check a vehicle’s history and tax status, and allow them to work more efficiently with local business and community groups.

The pilot is part of the Garda ACTIVE Mobility Strategy, which is a key element of An Garda Síochána’s Modernisation and Renewal Programme 2016-2021.


Further details available here ...
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Invoice Redirect Fraud

At this busy seasonal time, An Garda Síochána wishes to advise of the continuing existence of Invoice Redirect Fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change supplier bank account details with extreme caution. Losses amounting to over €700,000 have been reported to Gardaí in the last month.
Further details click
 New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft is available here ....

New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has launched a new Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft.

Minister Ross encourages all recreational craft users to familiarise themselves with the Code of Practice and to heed the safety advice and recommendations in the Code.

“By making time for maritime safety and taking simple measures such as wearing a lifejacket, each person can contribute to saving lives, starting with their own.”


New Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft is available here ....
Further Details...click here

Use Your Brain Not Your Fists

An Garda Síochána has appealed to young males to think of the consequences for themselves and others of being involved in assaults as statistics show a rise in assaults in last number of years in line with the rise in the night-time economy.
Further Details...click here
Further details and poster ..

Cyber Crime vs Cyber Security: what will you choose?

It is not unusual for teenagers and young people to get involved in cybercriminal activities at an early age. Some do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can be severe. Cybercrime isn’t a victimless crime and it is taken extremely seriously by law enforcement. The minors that become involved in cybercrime often have a skill set that could be put to a positive use.

Skills in coding, gaming, computer programming, cyber security or anything IT-related are in high demand and there are many professional careers and opportunities available to anyone with IT talent and an interest in these areas.


Further details and poster ..
Full traffic details for travelling to Thomand Park ...

Munster V Castres on the 21/1/18 at Thomand Park

The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on is to arrive early, avail of street parking in the City Centre areas. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Shuttle Bus Service departing from the Bus Eireann Bus Stop, Lower Henry Street to the stadium or a PSV vehicle.

Patrons availing of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after match.

Full traffic details for travelling to Thomand Park ...
Further info and application forms ...

Garda Youth Awards 2017

The Garda National Youth Awards 2017 Do you know a young person that has contributed to their community, or excelled in sports, or overcome a serious illness or personal difficulty?



Further info and application forms ...
Link for Annual Report 2016 ...

Annual Report 2016

Please see attached link to see the English and Irish 2016 Annual Report
Link for Annual Report 2016 ...
Reports here

An Garda Síochána publish reports on the Examinations of MAT Checkpoint & FCPS.

An Garda Síochána publish reports on the Examinations of MAT Checkpoint & FCPS.
Reports here
Further information and guidelines are available here ...

New Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services July 2017

The Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services, Version 1 July 2017 was launched by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure.

These Guidelines take account of the new Procurement Directives which came into force in April 2016 and are designed to inform public sector buyers on the impact of the new Directives and the need to encourage SME participation in public contracts.


Further information and guidelines are available here ...
Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...

External Emergency Plans

An Garda Síochána, the Health Service Executive and Local Authorities (Fire Services) are each required under legislation to prepare Plans to deal with the emergency response to major accidents at designated sites.

Full details and current External Emergency Plans are available here ...
The Protected Disclosures Policy and PD1 Form is available here ...

Protected Disclosures Policy

Any member of An Garda Síochána who raises issues will be fully supported. Each and every Garda member must know they have the right and responsibility to raise their concerns and be confident that they will be listened to and addressed.

In recent weeks, a Protected Disclosures Manager has been appointed and An Garda Síochána have begun establishing a dedicated team who will be appropriately trained to oversee all matters related to protected disclosures.

In addition, we are working with external experts in this area such as Transparency Ireland to help us create an environment to ensure people speaking up are supported and protected in An Garda Síochána.


The Protected Disclosures Policy and PD1 Form is available here ...
Further advice ...

An Garda Síochána Advice on Motor Insurance Scam

Ghost Broking is a term given to two possible types of fraud relating to false Insurance documents.  

There are two ways to obtain a valid Certificate of Motor Insurance:

1. By purchasing one directly from a reputable Insurance Company that is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

2. By purchasing one from an Insurance Broker otherwise known as an Insurance Intermediary that is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.


Further advice ...
Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...

Victim Information Leaflet

If you have been a victim of crime, we have prepared a Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) that will provide you with some relevant information that can help you access your entitlements as set out in the EU Directive 2012/29/EU which establishes the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection for victims of crime.

You do not need to formally report your crime to An Garda Síochána to access the free services at victim support services

The leaflet contains information about entitlements to access victim support, legal aid, compensation, interpretation, and witness expenses. You can use any of the contact details which are listed in the Victim Information Leaflet or if you require further information please contact your local Garda Victim Service Office


Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...
Full Press release ...

Public assistance sought in locating owners of tools seized in May 2017

Gardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the owners of property they have recovered.

In May of this year Gardai conducting a checkpoint on Stockhole Lane, Cloughran, Co. Dublin stopped a van containing a large amount of new and second hand power tools. The tools, with an approximate value of up to €26,000 were seized.

Many of the tools seized are specialised items that would only be used by car or heavy goods mechanics and may have been taken from such garages.


Full Press release ...

Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession

Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc.

If you are the owner of any of this property, please use contact details as outlined with the photo of the property

Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession

Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered


Poster and further information is available here ...

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17/01/2018 Gardaí from the Money Laundering Investigation Unit (MLIU) at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) have made a third arrest in relation to the alleged money laundering of funds from a Life Assurance company.
17/01/2018 Gardaí in Nenagh investigating the fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the M7 are appealing for witnesses.
17/01/2018 Gardaí in Newbridge are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14 year old Michael McDonagh.