An Garda Síochána National “Slow Down” Day 2015
An Garda Síochána will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on Friday 27th March to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 28th March 2015.
Public and private sector fleet operators have been invited to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.
Further details and posters are available here ...
Commissioner Statement to the Oireachtas Justice and Defence Committee on the 25/3/15
Commissioner O'Sullivan and members of senior management met with the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Defence to discuss the 2015 Policing Plan and the organisation's future plans on Wednesday, the 25th March 2015.
The Commissioner's opening address to the Committee ...
Crimestoppers Annual Report 2014 released on the 24/3/15
According to a new Crimestoppers report, the service received an average of 138 calls every month during 2014. The most common calls requiring action include drug dealing, sexual offences, cybercrime and road traffic offences.
Further details on the annual report ...
The Crimestoppers’ freephone number 1800 250025 provides a confidential means for every citizen to report crime, without fear of recrimination and is open from 9am until 9pm daily. Calls are answered by trained Gardaí and are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Callers do not need to leave their name or address.
Munster V Connacht on the 28/1/15 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.
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National Football/Hurling Fixtures in Croke Park on the 28/3/15
17:00hrs Dublin V Limerick (Hurling)
19:00hrs Dublin V Derry (Football)
On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in a residential area. There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardai and Dublin City Parking Services.
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All patrons travelling to Croke Park Stadium for the event are strongly advised all agencies involved in the management of the games to utilise public transport and the park and ride facilities. Croke Park stadium is serviced by bus, train and Luas transport facilities
Rep. of Ireland V Poland at the Aviva on the 29/3/15 at the Aviva Stadium
Republic of Ireland -V- Poland
Full traffic details for Aviva Stadium ...
Patrons are requested to be aware that the Aviva Stadium is located in a residential area and are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium.
All patrons should choose their route carefully based on the colour coded entry routes outlined on their tickets so as to avoid delay
Administrative Filter in respect of Garda Vetting Unit Disclosures
The Garda Central Vetting Unit has surpassed 320,000 applications processed for the year 2014. The turnaround time for applications is running at a maximum of 4 weeks from receipt of the application in the Garda Central Vetting Unit and this turnaround time may be reduced depending on the results of our analysis. Work is continuing at present to provide an online EVetting system in 2015 which will help reduce turnaround times whilst also allowing an applicant to track the progress of their application at all stages of the process.
On March 31st 2014, the Minister for Justice and Equality implemented an administrative filter to be applied to all Garda Vetting applications. The administrative filter is a new procedure being applied by the Garda Central Vetting Unit to allow certain minor convictions over 7 years old to be removed from disclosures.
Number of Garda Vetting applications processed:
Week ending 20th March 2015: 4,090
Total Year to Date: 59,222
The administrative filter is available for your information here
The process for obtaining Garda Vetting is as set out in this link
An Garda Síochána has published its 2015 Policing Plan on the 10/2/15
The Plan incorporates the Minister for Justice’s policing priorities for the year ahead and takes into account the short and medium terms recommendations in the Garda Inspectorate’s recent report into crime investigation.
The Plan is focused on the renewal and reform of An Garda Síochána. It places a strong emphasis on preventing crime from taking place, but when it does, that it is investigated thoroughly and professionally, and victims of crimes are provided with a consistently excellent support service. Maintaining the organisation’s community focus and the security of State are also key elements of the Plan.
The Plan sets An Garda Síochána on a path of renewal and innovation, putting victims and the citizen at the centre of the service we provide.
2015 Policing Plan ...
Car scam - Operation into under declaring of cubic capacity of car engines
The Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Traffic Division have seized 18 cars as part of an ongoing investigation into the under declaring of cubic capacity of the car engine in order to pay a lower motor tax rate.
Gardai wish to make the following appeal "those involved to immediately regularise the situation with their local tax office, insurance company and An Garda Siochana” (current insurance may not be valid). An Garda Siochana would also remind people purchasing cars to ensure that the Vehicle Licensing Certificate reflects the correct engine size.
Full press release and crime prevention advice ...
Crime Prevention Advice - Top 5 Tips on Burglary Prevention
1. Secure all doors and windows
Top 5 Burglary Prevention tips info graphic...
2. Light up your home
3. Store keys safely
4. Record details of valuables
5. Use your alarm
Farmers urged to combat livestock theft via confidential hotline
A new campaign is being launched today to combat the problem of livestock theft.
Further details and crime prevention advice ...
There is a Reward fund of €10,000 available for significant information.
This is a joint campaign launched by Crimestoppers, IFA and Gardai.
An Garda Síochána Statement on Report by Garda Professional Standards Unit into Fixed Charge Processing System on the 27/1/15
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan gave a statement on publication of Garda Professional Standards Unit report into Fixed Charge Processing System at the Dublin Metropolitan Region Office, Harcourt Square.
Full Statement and Report ...
Gardaí remind people to take safety precautions with their bikes
An Garda Síochána wish to remind the public that bicycle theft can occur, especially in urban areas.
You can take steps to minimise the risks.
Click through for a downloadable advice leaflet, and a video made by Dublin City Council
Click here for more information and advice
Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession
Gardaí in Pearse Street, Ballymun and Anglesea Street and are seeking owners for the following 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
Click here to see pictures of property in Pearse Street
Click here to see pictures of recovered items in Ballymun
Click here to see pictures of recovered items in Anglesea Street
Please click here to see BIKES in Garda possession
Please click here to see ALL OTHER property recovered
Guide to Cancellations of Fixed Charge Notice
Anyone receiving a Fixed Charge Notice (FCN) from An Garda Síochána can apply to have it cancelled. This guide explains the grounds on which such an application can be made and how to make the application.
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