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An Garda Síochána Introduces 24/7 Independent Counselling Service

An Garda Síochána has introduced a 24/7 Independent Counselling Service for Garda, civilian and reserve members.

The free service will provide employees with immediate support from accredited counsellors over the phone. The confidential service will provide counselling on a wide range of work and personal related issues including critical incidents, trauma, financial, relationships, bereavement, stress, conflict, and health. It will be available 24/7 for 365 days a year.


Further information, leaflet and photos are available here ...
Press Release and booklets are available in Irish and English here ...

An Garda Síochána Public Attitude Survey

An Garda Síochána has today published the results of its 2015 Public Attitude Survey, which canvassed the views of 6,000 people nationally during the year.

85 Per Cent of Public Trust An Garda Síochána – An Garda Síochána Public Attitude Survey.

The results of the 2015 Public Attitude Survey show there is strong trust in An Garda Síochána, particularly at local level. Having such a high level of trust demonstrates the great work being done by all members, staff and reserves every day to protect and support communities.


Press Release and booklets are available in Irish and English here ...
Full Press Release and booklet in Irish and English are available here ...

An Garda Síochána Publishes Five Year Modernisation and Renewal Programme

An Garda Síochána published its five year programme to professionalise, modernise and renew the organisation to ensure it can meet present and future policing and security challenges on the 9th June 2016.

The changes in the plan have been prioritised to ensure the greatest community impact and provide the best supports for Garda members, staff and reserves to enable them to work efficiently and effectively in delivering the national policing and security service.


Full Press Release and booklet in Irish and English are available here ...
Traffic management advice and link to app for Bray Air Show ...

Bray Air Display on Saturday and Sunday, the 23 & 24/7/16

The Bray Air Display will take place on Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 24th July.

Dublin Bus and Iarnrod Eireann have extra services running on these days.

Spectators are advised to allow plenty of time to get to event as a large crowd is expected and to use public transport if at all possible.

Bray Air Show App


Traffic management advice and link to app for Bray Air Show ...
Further traffic advice and map ...

Dublin Horse Show on at the R.D.S. from the 20-24/7/16

The Dublin Horse Show runs from Wednesday, the 20th July to Sunday, the 24th July 2016.

All patrons travelling to the RDS for the event are advised to utilise public transport or the Park and Ride areas as much as possible. The stadium is serviced by bus, DART and Luas transport facilities.

Patrons should also comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards at the Show. The directions are issued with a view to making the RDS environs a safer place during the Show.


Further traffic advice and map ...
Full Press Release and photographs taken at the presentation ...

Environmental/Energy Presentation to An Garda Síochána on the 11/7/16

In 2010, the Commissioner established a group, under the chair of the Executive Director of Finance and Services, to develop an Environmental / Energy Strategy for An Garda Síochána.

As part of the Environmental Strategy, An Garda Síochána has been proactively engaged in reducing its energy consumption in order to meet the mandatory reduction of 33% by 2020.


Full Press Release and photographs taken at the presentation ...
Further Information ...

Gardaí & Road Safety Authority Drink Driving Campaign

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are implementing a major enforcement and education offensive during July and August that will target Drink Driving behaviour on the country’s roads.

Further Information ...
The Protected Disclosures Policy is available here ...

Protected Disclosures Policy

The Garda Commissioner Nóirín ÓSullivan has published the 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 is available here ...
Press Release and Pearse Street Notice is available here ...

Tourist Assistance Office for victims of crime opens in Pearse Street Garda Station

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS) which offers immediate support and assistance to visitors to the country who become victims of crime opened a satellite office in Pearse Street Garda Station on the 16th June 2016.

ITAS which has assisted over 14,000 tourist crime victims since its inception will operate from the station 7 days a week.

Press Release and Pearse Street Notice is available here ...
Further information and photographs ...

Visit of Commissioner O'Sullivan to the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonkeagh, Dublin

Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan reinforced An Garda Siochana's commitment to developing relations with Ireland's Muslim community.  She thanked the meeting for the close cooperation with AGS in advising on cultural and religious protocols pertaining to the Muslim community since 2001.
Further information and photographs ...
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 ...
Further road traffic restrictions ...

Traffic Advice - Luas Cross City traffic restrictions during 2016

There will be a number of traffic restrictions in the coming weeks to facilitate construction of Luas Cross City.

Please note that from 8pm on Friday, 29 July to until 6am on Tuesday, 2 August facilitate Luas Cross City construction works, Dublin’s North & South Quays will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at O’Connell Bridge.  Major traffic diversions will apply.  Car park access will be maintained and a number of public transport enhancements will be offered. 

And that until the end of July, the Luas Red Line (Tallaght) will terminate at Jervis and there will be no Luas services between Jervis and Connolly or The Point.


Further road traffic restrictions ...
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 ...
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Official Launch of eVetting - National Vetting Bureau on the 29/4/16

The Minister for Justice and Equality has announced the commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 on the 29th April 2016.

In conjunction with commencement of the Act, An Garda Síochána will commence roll out of eVetting, an online service for processing of vetting applications.

To visit the National Vetting Bureau website click here


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More on An Garda Síochána and Freedom of Information (FOI)

An Garda Síochána - Freedom of Information Act

Certain aspects of the work of An Garda Síochána came under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. This will enhance openness and transparency.

Members of the public will now have access to certain administrative records held by An Garda Síochána in three areas:
1) Human resources, 2) Finance, 3) Procurement.

Information relating to these three areas are published on this website. The “publication scheme” information will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

The Freedom of Information Office can be contacted on 046 903 6350 or by email at foi@garda.ie

Its address is FOI Office, Athlumney House, IDA Business Park, Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, C15 DR90.


More on An Garda Síochána and Freedom of Information (FOI)
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“Ticket” queuing system at The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Registration Office

Commencing Monday 25th July 2016 all queries with regard to registration matters in the Dublin Metropolitan Area are to be addressed to the following addresses:

1. Email: burghquayregoffice@justice.ie
2. Postal Address: Registration Office, Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70.

A new appointment system will be operating from the 25/7/16 at the following website: http://burghquayregistrationoffice.inis.gov.ie/

To facilitate ongoing system upgrades to the GNIB-is, the Registration Office at 13/14 Burgh Quay will close to customers at 4pm on Friday 22nd July 2016.

     There are 60 tickets left today on the 21st July 2016.

Customers arriving after all tickets have issued will NOT be served that day and are requested to return on another date.
 


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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


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22/07/2016 Gardai have located Cian Cleary who was missing from Bray since Wednesday afternoon 13th July, 2016. He has been located safe and well.
22/07/2016 Nicu Datcu has been located safe and well. Gardaí wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this matter. No further action is required.
22/07/2016 Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 21 year old Aaron Lysaght who is missing from Prospect, Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny