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# Templemore

This year
# The Job
New garda recruitment campaign to be launched this Friday
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will bring proposal to the Government today with the plan to run the campaign for three weeks.
# fitness test
Gardaí say standards 'must be maintained' in fitness tests in wake of criticism from TD
Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that the standards were too onerous for candidates.
# 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
# Gardaí
Men die in separate road incidents in Tipperary and Offaly
One man died in a suspected hit-and-run this morning and the other man died after his van entered a marina.
# going swimmingly
Templemore swimming pool to be re-opened to local groups following protests
The pool at the Garda training college was closed to the public several months ago.
# 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.
# budget 2023
National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
Defence will increase to €1.174bn which is a €67m rise from the 2022 allocation.
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.
# new recruits
'Your early deployment will make a real and positive impact': 319 gardaí sworn in to help respond to Covid-19 crisis
The trainees will bring the Garda’s numbers to its highest level of almost 15,000.
# Investigation
Garda recruit resigns as alleged drink driving incident probed in Templemore
The alleged drink-drive incident happened on Wednesday evening this week.
# Theft
Probationary garda arrested after allegedly stealing from wallet handed into station
The garda has been suspended from duty.
# New Gardaí
New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence
A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.
# 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.
# Templemore
Trainee garda faces deportation after investigation exposes his sham marriage
The man is understood to have married an Eastern European woman.
# 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.
# Culture
Top garda civil servant describes 'visible change' since Acting Commissioner took over
John Barrett has previously voiced criticism of management in the organisation.
# Geoffrey Shannon
Author of damning report on gardaí's child protection record invited to train new recruits
Professor Geoffrey Shannon published a comprehensive audit of the gardaí’s child protection practices in May.
# Analysis
Resolution of garda issues hangs on solving tensions between senior managers
The first recommendation in the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Templemore focused on strained relationships at the top of the organisation.
'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal
The Public Accounts Committee released its damning report today on financial irregularities at the garda college.
# Templemore
Commissioner refuses to name retired officer who was signatory on 'suspicious' account
A report on this account has been sent to Gsoc as there is “reasonable cause to suspect” fraud has been committed.
# 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.
# Templemore
Head of garda HR steps down from ethics committee amid internal row
It emerged recently that one of Barrett’s colleagues questioned in a letter to the Commissioner whether he had breached the Official Secrets Act.
# irregular
Five tax numbers - but no offshore accounts: What we know now about Templemore's finances
Top garda civil servants were grilled by the Public Accounts Committee again this week.
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.
# follow the money
'It's like we're in an episode of Father Ted': Top civil servants contradict each other when questioned
Civilian members of the gardaí gave evidence in front of the Public Accounts Committee today.
# 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.
# Templemore
Most people want Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan fired
She has faced increasing pressure in recent months following a string of controversies.
'Garda HR boss has done a great service to the country' - Alan Kelly
The PAC wants to bring the Garda Commissioner in earlier than planned.
# Under Pressure
Pressure mounts on Garda Commissioner after new dossier claims O'Sullivan misled PAC
The new information was sent to the PAC today.
# Accountability
Here's what we know so far about Templemore's 'unacceptable' finances
The Commissioner’s performance at the Public Accounts Committee this week has sparked calls for her to step down.
# Controversy
There could be criminal probe into Templemore funds - Commissioner
The Commissioner said she did not mislead the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.
# Accountability
The Garda Commissioner, the head of HR and the 'brief' two-hour meeting in Templemore
Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Public Accounts Committee today and left members with more questions than answers.
# Templemore
Garda College says locals can no longer use its swimming pool
Locals can no longer use the swimming pool or playing fields.
# Templemore
Garda report on Templemore college can give 'no assurance' that its financial management is even 'adequate'
The findings of the internal audit report on the running of Templemore Training College has piled yet more pressure on Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.
# star men
Tipp All-Ireland minor winners key as Templemore see off Thurles in Harty Cup
Our Lady’s Templemore bagged three goals en route to victory today.