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# garda stations

This year
Garda stations have no facilities to house families left homeless after eviction ban ends
Focus Ireland expects that a significant number of people will be made homeless after the eviction ban ends on 1 April.
All time
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.
'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations
The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six reasons why calls were recorded at garda stations for so long
The practice went on for over thirty years.
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.
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.
FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.
Fianna Fáil wants gardaí on the Luas to stop burglars escaping
The party’s crime policy includes increasing the Garda force to 15,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Three men and three women arrested over organised criminal activity
The six arrested people are being held at various garda stations in Waterford.
Three closed Garda stations have 'live-in guardians' - here's why
Discounted rent, but no children, parties or pets. Is it worth it?
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.