An Garda Síochána Introduces 24/7 Independent Counselling Service
An Garda Síochána has introduced a 24/7 Independent Counselling Service for Garda members, civilian staff and reserves.
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 and leaflet is available 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.
Press Release and booklets are available in Irish and English here ...
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.
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 ...
An Garda Síochána Publishes Five Year Modernisation and Renewal Programme
An Garda Síochána has today 9th June 2016 published its five year programme to professionalise, modernise and renew the organisation to ensure it can meet present and future policing and security challenges.
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 ...
Marlay Park Concerts July 2016
Kodaline - Friday the 8th of July
Stone Roses - Saturday 9th July
Longitude - 15th 16th 17th July
All concerts will finish at 23.00hrs.
Advice for patrons attending concerts
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 ...
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
Garda Victim Information Leaflet (VIL) is available here ...
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
If you travelling to the European Football Championships follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the following link https://www.dfa.ie/euro2016/
Traffic Advice - Luas Cross City traffic restrictions during May 2016
There will be a number of traffic restrictions in the coming weeks to facilitate construction of Luas Cross City.
Further road traffic restrictions ...
Please note that from the 21st May 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 email@example.com
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 60 tickets left today on the 27th June 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 27th June 2016.
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm; Friday 8am - 6pm
Please click for further information on this system...
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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The 10th Summer Evening in Quad concert is being held on the 16th July 2016 at UCC. The Garda Band are performing at the concert. The concert is supported by the Community Police Unit at the Bridewell Garda Station, Cork.