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  • IRISH COMMUNITY RAPID RESPONSE IN TOP GEAR WITH RENAULT

    Renault Ireland has donated seven vehicles to the Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) vehicle fleet, which aims to greatly impact ICRR’s volunteer doctors on the road in providing professional pre-hospital emergency care to those in life-threatening emergencies. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Renault Ireland is a committed supporter of ICRR and ... Continue Reading →

  • Gardaí face testing times ahead over breathalysers

    A recent Policing Authority report has highlighted “a culture” within An Garda Síochána to keep breath test figures high, and is also critical of Garda management for failing to detect the scale of fake breath tests earlier and to take corrective action. The 86-page report, conducted by auditors Crowe Horwath on behalf of the Policing Authority, ... Continue Reading →

  • Former Garda Chief Appointed Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to become their Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe. O’Sullivan joins the US-based non-profit organisation in this newly-created role as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe, and it will be the first time in its history that a staff ... Continue Reading →

Features in the Spotlight

IRELAND’S DEFENCE FORCES IN THE FIRING LINE (ISSUE 59)

Alongside declining recruitment is the rising tide of those leaving the Defence Forces and PDFORRA says that 2,840 personnel departed the Defence Forces in the past five years, equivalent to over 30 per cent of the total enlisted personnel.

EMERGENCY AEROMEDICAL SERVICE CONTINUES VITAL MISSION (ISSUE 59)

Responding to critically ill patients across Ireland, the Emergency Aeromedical Service has completed almost 3,000 missions since taking off as a pilot project in 2012. The Air Corps hosted a family day in Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel to meet patients who have benefitted from the service. 

DEFENCE FORCES IN CRISIS, SAYS SECURITY EXPERT (ISSUE 59)

Recent research by University of Limerick has raised concerns over leadership, performance and career management within the Defence Forces. Michael Murphy, security intelligence consultant, says the results can be read as a damning indictment of neglect by the Government and poor internal military leadership.