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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Garda College

This year
# community policing
Justice Minister to meet with gardaí to discuss ban on community use of Templemore college pool
In November, then-Taoiseach Micheál Martin had given assurances that the local community in Templemore would get access to the garda college pool.
Last year
# Templemore
Templemore locals protest outside Garda college calling for access to swimming pool
Locals have said they have been able to use the pool for decades.
# Templemore
Taoiseach hopes to find solution to 'very regrettable' closure of Garda college pool to public
Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.
'People are so upset': Protests at Garda college after locals locked out of pool after 40 years
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Locals have told The Journal that they are no longer permitted to use the swimming pool – those affected include a Special Olympics team.
All time
# Tax
An Garda Síochána pays Revenue €270,000 to settle VAT bill for Templemore restaurant and shop
Confusion had arisen over how goods sold at the restaurant and shop in Templemore should be charged for VAT, according to the report.
# Late Late Show
Paddy Small and Shaun Patton dismissed as DCU see off Garda College
Micheál Bannigan’s late flurry of points made the difference in the Sigerson Cup clash.
# cooperation
Garda College spending €15k to train European cops how to speak English like a police officer
The three-week course will “provide an opportunity for gardaí to work with their European counterparts”.
# garda reform
Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'
A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.
# Garda College
Watchdog still in talks with gardaí over members' compliance with ethics laws
SIPO is to develop ‘standards of best practice’ for public bodies to ensure they communicate to employees about disclosing their interests.
# job fairy
Want to become a garda? A new recruitment drive has been launched
Charlie Flanagan has encouraged people from minority communities to apply.
# training college
PAC 'not satisfied' Garda College still operating under multiple tax codes
In its latest report, the PAC state that last year the gardaí declared its intention to the committee to bring the organisation under one tax code by the end of March.
# Late Late Show
Kerry's Spillane nets injury-time penalty to hand 14-man UCC dramatic Sigerson win over Garda College
Sean O’Shea hit 0-5 as UCC advanced to face NUI Galway.
# Wrap
Wins for Garda College and Dundalk IT in tonight's Sigerson Cup action
Earlier today in the competition, UCD secured a 2-15 to 1-6 win against Maynooth.
# Templemore
Deputy Commissioner describes 'clash' and 'lack of trust' between two senior civil servants
Anne Marie McMahon said she was made director of the Sportsfield company at the garda college by virtue of her role in the force.
Bar at Templemore Garda College is rarely open, but has a bank balance of €417k
Further revelations about the finances of the garda college in Templemore were revealed during an eight-hour sitting of the PAC.
# tempers flare
Massive infighting among top gardaí over Templemore scandal
A series of documents delivered by gardaí to the Public Accounts Committee detail a war of words among the Garda hierarchy.
# Controversy
There could be criminal probe into Templemore funds - Commissioner
The Commissioner said she did not mislead the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.
# family goals
Great day for Tipperary's Maher brothers as they both win college finals
There were wins for Garda College and Mary Immaculate College at Pearse Stadium earlier.
# Tight Affair
1-8 for Donegal duo as 13-man Ulster University avoid shock Sigerson defeat to Garda
The Sigerson Cup favourites needed two goals in extra-time to wrap up this first round win.
# pointing the way
Limerick and Clare forwards to the fore as Garda College defeat Cork IT in Sigerson Cup
Elsewhere IT Sligo saw off GMIT by 3-13 to 2-7.
# Work to Rule
Cleaning staff at Templemore Garda College serve notice of industrial action
Impact, which represents the workers, said there is not enough staff to deal with increased student numbers at the college.
# Third Level
Garda College and GMIT claim victories in Sigerson Cup clashes
Garda College saw off Cork IT while GMIT defeated St Pat’s.
# Templemore
'Ramping up': 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
# Sharpshooter
Roscommon's Compton the scoring star as Garda College win Trench Cup against St Pat's
0-8 for Compton was the difference in the decider at the Mardyke today.
# garda recruits
Over 20,000 applications for first garda recruitment in five years
One hundred new recruits due to start their two-year training programme in September.
# STrength
This chart shows how the strength of the garda force has changed since 2008
Frances Fitzgerald has said the first group of trainees are expected to join the force in early 2015.
German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”