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The Guarding Of Ireland The Garda S Och Na And The Irish State 1960 2014

Author : Conor Brady
ISBN : 9780717159345
Genre : History
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A very timely analysis of the Garda Síochána, the Irish police force, as it navigates one of the most difficult years since its foundation. It is a story marked by success and failure, by attempted reform and resistance to change, by outstanding individual performance and deplorable lapses in discipline. More than an account of policing and politics, this is the story of the Republic's troubled coming of age. In this excellent history of the Garda Síochána, the Irish police force, Conor Brady, the most authoritative historian of Irish policing, explores its successes, its failures and the biggest challenges it has faced from 1960 to 2014, and looks at the recent spate of crises around the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), leading to the resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, that have rocked the force to its very core. Beginning with one of the Gardaí’s greatest tests – maintaining the security of the Irish State during the Northern crisis and the Troubles – Brady goes on to chronicle the emergence of guns in Irish criminal life and the rapid expansion of the domestic drug trade and related gangland warfare, focussing on the interactions of the Gardaí and major Irish crime kingpins including Martin ‘the General’ Cahill, Gerard ‘the Monk’ Hutch and John Gilligan, alleged killer of Veronica Guerin. Acknowledged as one of the successes of the independent Irish State, the Garda Síochána has not been without its flaws and its failings, and the author does not shy away from exploring these. The Guarding of Ireland comprehensively covers the recent crisis surrounding the alleged bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), privacy concerns in relation to the recording of Garda phone calls, and the penalty points/whistle-blower controversy that led to the resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Other fascinating subjects explored are how the supposed operational independence of the organisation has led to clashes with those in political authority, from Charlie Haughey to Desmond O’Malley, the difficulties surrounding structural reform and the author's thesis that there is a distinct correlation between the political health of the State and the way its police discharge their functions. ‘The Guarding of Ireland focuses on Irish policing from 1969, which saw both the publication of the Conroy report and the commencement of the Troubles, up to the current and ongoing scandals that this year have led to the resignation of both a commissioner and a minister for justice … [The Guarding of Ireland] is &hellip as much an analysis of the politics of policing as it is of the policing itself. The Troubles, the modernisation of the force, and the rise in crime, drugs and organised crime are all documented in a style that is detailed but still engaging. Vicky Conway, The Irish Times Weekend Review ‘[The Guarding of Ireland] traces the history of An Garda Síochána from 1960 to the present day. It is a fascinating narrative that should be compulsory reading for anybody associated with the current attempts to reform the force, and how it is governed … For every vignette of personal heroism, like that of Garda [Michael] Reynolds, for every case of dedicated public service from individual members, there are also examples of a culture that leaves much to be desired. What emerges from these pages is that the culture within the force is attributable, to a great extent, to attitudes and oversight from its political masters. In this regard, nothing looms as large as the darkest days of the Troubles. Mick Clifford, Irish Examiner

Routledge Handbook Of Irish Criminology

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ISBN : 9781317698173
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Guardians Of The Peace

Author : Conor Brady
ISBN : 0953569713
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A History Of The Garda S Och Na

Author : Liam McNiffe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023467207
Genre : History
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Published to coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the foundation of the Garda Siochana, this absorbing and in-depth social history traces the beginnings of the Irish police force and tells of the influence of the Royal Irish Constabulary on the early Garda Siochana, the Kildare Mutiny, the decision to have an unarmed police force, the Broy Harriers, as well as its involvement in Irish sport.

Guarding Neutral Ireland

Author : Michael J. Kennedy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131739026
Genre : History
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Irelandâ??s Second World War frontline troops were the men of the Coast Watching Service. From 1939-45 they maintained a continuous watch along the Irish shoreline, reporting all incidents in the seas and skies to Military Intelligence (G2). They had a vital influence on the development of Irelandâ??s pro-Allied neutrality and on the defence of Ireland during â??The Emergencyâ??, as through their reports G2 assessed the direction of the Battle of the Atlantic off Ireland and reported belligerent threats to the state upwards to the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, to the Cabinet and Taoiseach and Minister for External Affairs Eamon de Valera. Using unique Irish military sources and newly available British and American material, the history of the coastwatchers and G2 combines to tell the history of the Second World War as it happened locally along the coast of Ireland and at national and international levels in Dublin, London, Berlin and Washington. Of particular importance, the study reveals in the greatest detail yet available the secret relationship between Irish military and diplomats and British Admiralty Intelligence, showing how coast watching service reports were passed on to the RAF and Royal Navy Britain in the hunt for German u-boats and aircraft in the Atlantic.

Ireland S Violent Frontier

Author : H. Patterson
ISBN : 9781137314024
Genre : Political Science
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The IRA's ability to exploit the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was central to the organisation's capacity to wage its 'Long War' over a quarter of a century. This book is the first to look at the role of the border in sustaining the Provisionals and its central role in Anglo-Irish relations throughout the Troubles.

Policing Twentieth Century Ireland

Author : Vicky Conway
ISBN : 9781135089542
Genre : Social Science
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The twentieth century was a time of rapid social change in Ireland: from colonial rule to independence, civil war and later the Troubles; from poverty to globalisation and the Celtic Tiger; and from the rise to the fall of the Catholic Church. Policing in Ireland has been shaped by all of these changes. This book critically evaluates the creation of the new police force, an Garda Síochána, in the 1920s and analyses how this institution was influenced by and responded to these substantial changes. Beginning with an overview of policing in pre-independence Ireland, this book chronologically charts the history of policing in Ireland. It presents data from oral history interviews with retired gardaí who served between the 1950s and 1990s, giving unique insight into the experience of policing Ireland, the first study of its kind in Ireland. Particular attention is paid to the difficulties of transition, the early encounters with the IRA, the policing of the Blueshirts, the world wars, gangs in Dublin and the growth of drugs and crime. Particularly noteworthy is the analysis of policing the Troubles and the immense difficulties that generated. This book is essential reading for those interested in policing or Irish history, but is equally important for those concerned with the legacy of colonialism and transition.

The Spy In The Castle

Author : David Neligan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028933039
Genre : Ireland
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An account of the author's work for Michael Collins during the period from 1916 to 1921. From within the centre of the British security machine, Neligan fed information to Collins enabling the IRA to stay ahead of its enemies in intelligence matters at virtually all times throughout the conflict. Neligan was one of a number of Irish-born members of the detective branch operating for Collins over this period. The two others best known, Eamonn Ned Broy and James McNamara, also come into this narrative.

Security Manual

Author : David Brooksbank
ISBN : 0566081741
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides practical guidance on all aspects of security. This edition has been updated to reflect changes in technology and law, and a new chapter covers personal safety strategies. It continues to pay attention to drug and alcohol misuse, fire and bomb evacuation, and security in varied settings.

The Irish Reports

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105062912030
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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