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
For further information, press release and photographs click here ...
PUBLIC NOTICE - STRATEGY STATEMENT JULY 2016 – 2018
The Garda Commissioner wishes to invite the public to make submissions for consideration in the development of An Garda Síochána Strategy Statement for the period July 2016 – 2018. The current Strategy Statement is available here
Submissions / observations should be submitted in writing or by email before close of business on Wednesday 4th May 2016 to Strategy Statement, Deputy Commissioner SCM, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 or email: email@example.com
The Chris Crossing
In late May/Early June 2016, 12 members of An Garda Síochána from Store Street, will row from Dublin Port to Holyhead in a fundraising challenge called The Chris Crossing to raise funds for the National Neurosurgical Centre at Beaumont Hospital.
Please support -The Chris Crossing donations can be made at www.beaumontfundraising.ie, by phone to 01–809 2161 or by cheque made payable to The Chris Crossing, c/o Beaumont Hospital Foundation, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9. Alternatively you can text BEAUMONT to 50300 to donate €4.
Full Press Release ...
Lock Up and Light Up this Winter
As part of Operation Thor, An Garda Síochána is advising people that simple steps can help protect their home this winter.
Whether you are at home or going out, remember to turn on some lights and use timer switches.
Lock all doors and windows.
Use an alarm even when you are in the house.
Store keys away from windows and letter boxes.
Don't keep large amounts of cash or jewellery in the house.
Winter Burglary Prevention Infographic ...
Crime Prevention advice is available here
Photographs taken during Operation Thor are available here
An Garda Síochána's youngest colleague - Garda Ceejay McArdle
Since Garda Ceejay was made an honorary Garda last September at Garda Headquarters he was been on special duty around the country inspecting Garda Stations and fellow colleagues.
We would like to thank communities in Ireland and all our colleagues in the various police services from around the world and the Irish Naval Service who have joined us in sending Garda Ceejay and family messages of support in his battle against childhood cancer especially during his stays in hospital. Further duties await Ceejay!
For further details and photographs see ...
Annual Garda Memorial day at Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle on the 21/5/16
The Annual Garda Memorial Day for members of An Garda Síochána killed in the line of duty will take place at the Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle, on Saturday the 21st May 2016 at 12 Noon.
Trailer for 2016 Memorial Day is available here
Consultation by the Policing Authority on a Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána
The Policing Authority has published a consultation, inviting preliminary views on the preparation of a Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána. As part of their consultation, they wish to seek the views of the public, people who work for An Garda Síochána and other key stakeholders regarding the proposed Code.
For further details click on tab titled, ‘Public Consultation’ on this website www.policingauthority.ie.
For further detail see ...
Garda & RSA Tyre Safety Awareness Campaign - 4/4/16
RSA, Minister Donohoe and An Garda Síochána launched a major tyre safety awareness campaign on the 4th April 2016.
Landmark report reveals that vehicle factors contributed to 1 in 8 fatal collisions analysed between 2008 and 2012.
111 people lost their lives and 30 were seriously injured in collisions where vehicle defects were a contributory factor.
Brakes also a factor, contributing to 18 deaths and 6 serious injuries
Full Press Release and photos taken at the launch ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
More on An Garda Síochána and Freedom of Information (FOI)
Its address is FOI Office, Athlumney House, IDA Business Park, Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, C15 DR90.
“Ticket” queuing system at The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Registration Office
There are 0 tickets left today at 10.30am on the 3rd May 2016.
Customers arriving after all tickets have issued will NOT be served that day and are requested to return on another date.
The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Registration Office is based at 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70.
Daily Updates will be provided here at 09.30, 12.30 and 16.30 (each working day) as to the number of tickets that are still available.
If there are no tickets left at any point during the day, this will be updated as soon as practicable, no matter if it occurs before a scheduled update. (No further updates will issue on that day)
Next Update will be at 12.30 on the 3rd May 2016.
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm; Friday 8am - 6pm
Please click for further information on this system...
Administrative Filter in respect of Garda Vetting Unit Disclosures
Number of Garda Vetting applications processed this week:
Week ending 22nd April 2016: 7,054
Total Year to Date: 105,281
The administrative filter is available for your information here
The process for obtaining Garda Vetting is as set out in this link
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
To see countrywide events that are happening in your area or that you may wish to follow:
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Military Tattoo Weekend in Listowel 30/4 + 1/5/16
Patrons attending are strongly advised to park in car parks available and ensure that they do not park illegally. There will be no parking on the Square Listowel on Saturday April 30th 2016 due to a Military / Garda / Irish Coastguard displays or on Sunday May 1st 2016 when two military re-enactments will take place in the Square Listowel. All other car parks within and around the Town will remain available for parking.