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The Fake Breath Test Controversy

By Jenny Bui / March 28, 2017

What is the current controversy surrounding the An Garda Síochána? There are two main issues that the Garda management has to deal with. Over the last couple of weeks it was revealed that almost a million of breath tests performed by the Irish police force between 2011 and 2016 never happened. The Irish Times reported […]


Garda Strike Still On For November

By Craig Marshall / October 25, 2016

A Garda strike is still set for this Friday as well as every Friday next month. Talks between the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) and the Department of Justice failed to come to an agreement over pay and union rights this past week. The AGSI is fed up with the amount of pay […]


How To Avoid Having Your Bike Stolen In Dublin

By admin / October 4, 2016

In a city that is so geared towards cyclists, the number of bike thefts in Dublin seems to be on an ever increasing upward trend. Since 2008, the number of reported cases of stolen bicycles has stepped up dramatically, with an increase of 167%. An average of 4,950 bikes are stolen annually, according to the […]


Garda Needs 900 New Members

By admin / April 20, 2016

While about 650 trainees are due to enter the Garda College, Templemore this year, the Association of Garda Superintendents (AGSI) has said it was clear this was not enough. The association’s annual delegate conference in Naas, Co Kildare, also heard the Government needs to make additional funding available to allow for increased recruitment. The association […]