Ciaran O Neill

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The extra cost to families for a child with autism runs to more than €28,000 annually due to the expense of private therapy, lost income and informal care, according to a new study.

The extra cost to families for a child with autism runs to more than €28,000 annually due to the expense of private therapy, lost income and informal (...)

Speaking at the Garda Representative Association conference in Wexford, Garda Lisa McEntee said she has been assaulted multiple times during her 16 years of frontline policing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Over one in six gardaí suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a study of well-being in the force has found. Acting Garda Commissioner&nbs(...)

The Garda Representative Association’s annual conference is focusing on the lack of training provided to front line gardaí. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Most gardaí, including the detective who shot killer Mark Hennessy a week ago, are not tactically trained, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) (...)

The introduction of body cameras for police officers in the UK has greatly reduced the amount of complaints being made against police, GRA president Garda Ciarán O’Neill said at the start of the association’s annual conference in Wexford. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body cameras would not only improve transparency but also cut down on the number of assaults on gardaí and help collect evidence, according to the Gar(...)

Sonia Blount was killed in Tallaght on the night of February 16th, 2014.

A Dublin man, who used a fake Facebook profile to meet his ex-girlfriend, told his psychiatrist that he had intended tying her to a chair, but didn’t (...)

Report shows gardaí are four times more likely to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety, compared with the general population. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Psychotherapists Linda Balfe and Paula Richards have spent years dealing with gardaí who have suffered from their experiences on the job: the brutalit(...)

GRA president Ciarán O’Neill: “Our management don’t even class us as victims.” Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

There is a culture in the Garda of accepting assaults on its members as an occupational hazard, with most attacks not even counted in official data, t(...)

The GRA wants the Garda public order unit  on standby across the State at weekends

Gardaí want riot squads, or public order units, to be on standby across the State at weekends to help deal with disturbances and for people who attack(...)

Members of the Garda Reserve graduating at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

The part-time unpaid Garda Reserve is set to undergo a major expansion. And the Government wants to encourage those seeking a career in the force pro(...)

Ciaran O’Neill, who owns Bishop’s Gate hotel in Derry: “In the Republic there is a great appetite for short breaks – people think nothing of heading off to Galway, Dublin or wherever, and we  need to tap into that.”

Tourism Northern Ireland has just launched its “Say Hello to More” campaign, which aims to show potential visitors what they have been missing when i(...)

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