Benefits of your IPA Membership
Stay in IPA accommodation in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Sligo and Wexford for up to 50% cheaper than local B&B or holiday home rates.
Gain access to international professional seminars at Gimborn Castle in Germany, either fully financed or partially subsidised by the IPA.
IPA Travel & International Exchange
Participate in mutual exchange programs with other IPA Sections around the globe. Travel the world with your IPA ID card.
Develop your hobbies and engage in activities organised by our clubs on local, regional and national level.
Only friends you haven't yet met"
W. B. Yeats
The International Police Association is a voluntary, independent world-wide body, made up of members of the police service belonging to National Sections, whether on active duty or retired, and without distinction as to rank, sex, race, colour, language or religion. Its purpose is to create bonds of friendship and to promote international co-operation.
Ireland was affiliated to this Association in 1955 when it attained the status of a Section with the growing family of the International Police Association.
Section Ireland supports the objectives of the Association through sponsored activity and events organised and managed by the membership on a voluntary basis.
Five fully furnished and conveniently located IPA Houses around the country
Thirty one regions within Ireland
Links of friendship with sixty four fellow national IPA sections all over the world, across five continents
100% committment to the core IPA idea of Service Through Friendship (Servo per Amikeco)
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Declan J. O’Byrne
IPA Ireland’s President Conor O’Higgins visits Stackstown Golf Club, maintaining the long tradition of IPA sponsorship of competitions. Read on for more details.
COPS 2019 was an initiative organised by IPA Sweden and the Defensive Tactics Group of IPA Sweden. The event was held in Uddevalla, Sweden, and took place from 25-27 April 2019. Read more to get the unique perspective of IPA Ireland members who participated.
This year’s IPA Aran 2019 event organised by Region 29 is on – click to read more and find out how to register to participate
Region 23 Kilkenny/Carlow is pleased to invite all IPA members and their families to a Footgolf Tournament, 13th June 2019.
The May 2019 edition of the IPA IAC Newsletter covers many interesting topics, including a contribution by one of our own IPA Ireland members. Check it out to find out more.
In this article we have some online safety advice, which may be of interest to both our serving and retired IPA members.
IPA Ireland are looking for a Clerical Assistant for their office at IPA House in Dublin. Desired skills include: Microsoft Office, Sage Payroll, Quick Books. Read on to find out more.
We feature an excellent promo video from the IPA Pistol Club – with more content coming soon…
In The Lap(land) of Luxury – a recap of a 2018 IPA adventure, written by Darren Martin from Region 5. A great example of what travelling with the IPA is all about.
Region 4 are back with more locally organised events. This time it was a shooting competition at Courtlough. Read more.
Marie Daly, 1st Vice-President, writes about the Ned Joy scholarship which is available to new IPA Ireland members in Templemore.
Photo gallery of The National Council in Waterford, which took place on the 12th and 13th April 2019.
Members of IPA Ireland Region 2 are about to take part in a rowing event in Dalkey in support of Pieta House. Please read on and support this worthy cause!
The idea of A Year in Review is to capture and showcase some of IPA Ireland’s initiatives for the bygone year. The video was compiled by Declan O’Byrne and presented to the National Council in Waterford.
After a tight competition, the IPA Ireland Annual Awards were presented during The National Council in Waterford, which took place on the 12th and 13th April 2019. Read for more details.
The April edition of the IPA IAC Newsletter features news and updates from all around the world. Additionally, we have an invitation for you to attend the 5th International Meeting of Police Collectors in Spain. Read for more details.