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# garda-stations - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Solicitors say they can't social distance properly while providing advice to clients in custody

Gardaí said obtaining PPE for solicitors is not their job.

# garda-stations - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

# garda-stations - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July

But Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan has questioned whether the figures can be trusted, and that he would make a complaint.

# garda-stations - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

# garda-stations - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Only 5 applications approved for CCTV crime prevention scheme set up in lieu of garda station

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands is being spent on security and maintenance for closed garda stations that have not yet been sold.

# garda-stations - Monday 16 July, 2018

20% of Garda stations can't connect to either the internet or Pulse

At present, members in the unconnected stations must travel to their district station to access Pulse, the Garda computer system.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Six garda stations, including Stepaside, to reopen following report

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has previously defended the government decision to reopen Stepaside Garda Station.

# garda-stations - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority

Pat Leahy said that in terms of personnel allocation, there are other areas of Dublin that he would wish to prioritise.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Here's the current status of the eight new garda stations set to be built by 2021

No new construction has begun since 2015 when it began at three stations.

# garda-stations - Friday 7 April, 2017

Six reasons why calls were recorded at garda stations for so long

The practice went on for over thirty years.

# garda-stations - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Fennelly Report finds 'almost total ignorance' at higher garda ranks of secret recordings

The full report has just been published and is 742 pages long.

# garda-stations - Saturday 29 October, 2016

There are 167 garda stations with no access to the Pulse system

The Tánaiste said the force’s new modernisation and renewal programme includes the enhancement of rural access to the network.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping

The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.

# garda-stations - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Here's a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m

Some 139 stations have been closed – 36 of these have been sold.

# garda-stations - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A potential rail strike, new flights to the US and accommodation for the Carrickmines survivors.

Is your town getting a swanky new garda station?

30 locations across the country will benefit from garda building improvements in the next six years.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations

The most recent crime statistics show burglaries are on the rise.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Pr Gimmick This post contains videos

'Grotesque and appalling': War of words erupts between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused the government’s senior party of lying about protecting rural Ireland.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# garda-stations - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'

Gardaí at the GRA conference this year said no other public servants would be expected to work in these kinds of conditions.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes' Rural Crime This post contains videos

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'

The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.

# garda-stations - Sunday 13 July, 2014

How many vacant public buildings do we have?

We’ve had a raft of garda station closures over the last few years, but what’s the national picture like at the moment?

# garda-stations - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Three men and three women arrested over organised criminal activity

The six arrested people are being held at various garda stations in Waterford.

# garda-stations - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Three closed Garda stations have 'live-in guardians' - here's why

Discounted rent, but no children, parties or pets. Is it worth it?

# garda-stations - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New claims against gardaí: teenager with special needs 'whipped' with a belt

Dr Richard O’Flaherty also told an Oireachtas committee of a 45-year-old diabetic woman allegedly being prevented from going to the toilet and not given any medication for hours.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Four in Kilkenny court over cocaine and cannabis seizure

The four men in their 20s were arrested after gardaí carried out searches in six locations across the country yesterday.

# garda-stations - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Anyone missing a consaw or CDJ set? ... These unclaimed items are all languishing in garda stations

Gardaí have launched a social media campaign to try and track down the rightful owners….

# garda-stations - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is this a real NSFW prank call between two baffled Galway garda stations? Prank Call

Is this a real NSFW prank call between two baffled Galway garda stations?

“You’re after pressing the wrong button now and you’re pretending you didn’t make a mistake.”

# garda-stations - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in An Garda Síochána?

Three quarters of the Irish public think its reputation has been damaged by recent controversies – do you have confidence in the force?

# garda-stations - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force

An Garda Síochána said the acting commissioner stressed the focus should be on carrying out the important work done by the force every day.

# garda-stations - Monday 31 March, 2014

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# garda-stations - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

From the Taoiseach to the Archbishop, everyone’s been talking about the fallout from GardaGate (but there’s been plenty else happening too)…

Five former garda stations were sold today... for less than €600,000 (in total)

All buildings come complete with state-of-the art recording equipment. (Not really, obviously… If that were the case we would have put it in the headline).

These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008

A tender specifies that the equipment installed must operate constantly, and be available for playback.

# garda-stations - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted…

…AND strongly criticised. Read this GSOC report arising from a complaint made in 2010.

# garda-stations - Friday 10 January, 2014

Five teenagers arrested over spate of robberies in Dublin

Four of the teenagers have been charged over the robberies and are due to appear in court.

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