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From TheJournal.ie 'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations Gra Conference

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

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Questions raised over how many of 111 Garda stations without internet have been connected since July Pulse

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit Homeless

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone' Homeless

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.

From TheJournal.ie Only 5 applications approved for CCTV crime prevention scheme set up in lieu of garda station Crime Prevention

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.

From TheJournal.ie 20% of Garda stations can't connect to either the internet or Pulse Incommunicado

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.

From TheJournal.ie Six garda stations, including Stepaside, to reopen following report Garda Report

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority Resources

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the current status of the eight new garda stations set to be built by 2021 Up To Date

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.

From TheJournal.ie Six reasons why calls were recorded at garda stations for so long Failure To Act

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

The practice went on for over thirty years.

From TheJournal.ie Fennelly Report finds 'almost total ignorance' at higher garda ranks of secret recordings Taping

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.

From TheJournal.ie There are 167 garda stations with no access to the Pulse system 404 Error

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping Crime

Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date Rural Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Is your town getting a swanky new garda station? Resources

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.

From TheJournal.ie We only make €4k a year from each of the 139 closed Garda stations Crime

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats Rat Trap

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions' Neglected

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie How many vacant public buildings do we have? Surplus Structures

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?

From TheJournal.ie Three men and three women arrested over organised criminal activity Waterford

Three men and three women arrested over organised criminal activity

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

From TheJournal.ie Three closed Garda stations have 'live-in guardians' - here's why Guardians Of The Galaxy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New claims against gardaí: teenager with special needs 'whipped' with a belt Allegations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Four in Kilkenny court over cocaine and cannabis seizure Drugs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Anyone missing a consaw or CDJ set? ... These unclaimed items are all languishing in garda stations Seeking Owners

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….

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.”

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie New Garda Commissioner holds meeting on restoring trust in force Garda Morale

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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning Gardagate

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

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)…

From TheJournal.ie Five former garda stations were sold today... for less than €600,000 (in total) Auction Stations

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).

From TheJournal.ie These garda stations got new equipment to record telephone calls in 2008 Gardagate

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning Garda Tapes

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.

From TheJournal.ie This isn’t the first time illegal recording of Garda station calls has been noted… On The Line

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.

From TheJournal.ie Five teenagers arrested over spate of robberies in Dublin Investigation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three former garda stations licensed to be used by community groups Disused

Three former garda stations licensed to be used by community groups

How the closed garda stations should be used is decided by the OPW, which is engaging with 64 interested groups across the country.

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