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EVENTS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA

EVENTS TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA

Several initiatives and events are taking place throughout this year to mark the centenary of the establishment of An Garda Síochána in 1922, the occupation of the Four Courts and the enactment of the Irish Free State Constitution. “The Decade of Centenaries Programme...

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THREE-YEAR POLICING PRIORITIES COME INTO FORCE

THREE-YEAR POLICING PRIORITIES COME INTO FORCE

The Policing Authority has published its latest list of priorities to be addressed by An Garda Síochána over the next three years, incorporating feedback from the public consultation process and ongoing stakeholder engagement which showed increasing concern over a...

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STALKING IS NOW STANDALONE OFFENCE UNDER NEW LEGISLATION

STALKING IS NOW STANDALONE OFFENCE UNDER NEW LEGISLATION

Gender-based violence and harassment of women has come to the fore more than ever this year, and now for the first time in Ireland, legislation will be put in place to protect against gender-based crimes and to categorise stalking as a standalone criminal offence....

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‘VAT ON DEFIBS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK’ – HEART FOUNDATION

‘VAT ON DEFIBS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK’ – HEART FOUNDATION

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for the removal of VAT on defibrillators as soon as is allowable under EU law and claims that changes in EU legislation will finally give the Government the power to abolish what the charity has condemned for years as “a tax on...

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JADOTVILLE AND NIEMBA – NOW TIME TO MAKE IT RIGHT

JADOTVILLE AND NIEMBA – NOW TIME TO MAKE IT RIGHT

Between 1960 and 1964 up to 6,000 Irish soldiers served with the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 30 recommendations, mostly associated with Jadotville and Niemba, were disregarded for reasons that continue to remain an enigma. However, no...

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