"Be Winter Ready!"
Please make sure you are prepared for any trips in inclement weather, and bear in mind weather patterns may be localised. Plan ahead and drive safely. Useful sites include:
A short video is available on YouTube, thanks to CoCo Productions/Crimecall: YouTube video
Also, keep an eye on your local authority's website for updates and advice.
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Flood advice available here (right click and save as) -
Flood Advice pdf
Munster V Ulster on the 28/11/14 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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Administrative Filter in respect of Garda Vetting Unit Disclosures
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 21st November 2014: 7,675
Total Year to Date: 284,569
The administrative filter is available for your information here
The process for obtaining Garda Vetting is as set out in thislink
Statement on Garda Inspectorate Report 11/11/14
Commenting on the Garda Inspectorate Report on Crime Investigation, Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said:
"The Garda Inspectorate’s latest report is a highly detailed and extensive document with a large number of recommendations.
Like all Garda Inspectorate reports to date it contains very valuable and useful proposals based in part on input from An Garda Síochána that will help us improve the service we provide to communities.
An Garda Síochána agrees with the broad principles contained in the report and will work closely with the Inspectorate and all other stakeholders to improve our processes, systems and practices as quickly as possible".
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The 2014 Coiste Siamsa Sportstar Awards in association with St Raphael’s Garda Credit Union
The 21st annual Coiste Siamsa Garda Sportstar Awards were held at The Malton Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, on Friday 21st November 2014. The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sporting areas, locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s selection committee was chaired by ex Munster and Ireland rugby player Alan Quinlan.
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An Garda Síochána Sign MOU with UPC on the Restriction of Child Sexual Abuse Material Online
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Garda Commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan and Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of UPC, on November 10th 2014 announced that UPC is to immediately restrict access to domain names containing child sexual abuse material.
The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between An Garda Síochána and UPC.
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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
National ‘Crime Prevention Day of Action' - 8/12/14
The Garda Community Relations Bureau is pleased to report on the successful meeting of the 'Strategic Retail Theft Forum' held at Garda HQ, Harcourt Square on Thursday 20th November 2014. Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan chaired the 6th national meeting, stating that the main objective of the Forum was to get stakeholders and An Garda Síochána "working together to reduce the opportunity for retail theft and fraud".
In order to build on the positive momentum of recent Crime Prevention initiatives, the Garda Commissioner has designated Monday 8th December 2014 as a National ‘Crime Prevention Day of Action’
Further details and Crime Prevention Leaflets ...
Safer Roads for Dublin Campaign October – November 2014 - New campaign to make Dublin roads safer.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road user group in Dublin, accounting for 8 out of the 18 road deaths to date.
Road fatalities have reduced significantly in the Dublin Region in recent years however Pedestrians still remain the single biggest group to die on Dublin roads. Since 2008, nearly 2 out of every 5 fatal road traffic collisions involved a pedestrian losing their life. To date in 2014, 8 of the 18 road fatalities were pedestrians.
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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 recovered cycles 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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To see countrywide events that are happening in your area or that you may wish to follow:
Members from Sundrive Road and Crumlin Garda Stations have organised and will take part in a 78km cycle Tuesday, the 2nd December 2014, starting at 10am from the Garda Boat Club, Islandbridge.
The cycle is to help promote and raise funds for the “Light Up A Life” event to be held at Our Ladys Hospice Harolds Cross the following Sunday.
40 members will be taking part, Ms Mo Flynn CEO of Our Ladys Hospice will assist in launching the cycle.
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