Benefits of your IPA Membership

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IPA Accommodation

Stay in IPA accommodation in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Sligo and Wexford for up to 50% cheaper than local B&B or holiday home rates.

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Gain access to international professional seminars at Gimborn Castle in Germany, either fully financed or partially subsidised by the IPA.

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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.

IPA Ireland

What we are about, in a snapshot
"There are no strangers here...
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)


For more information on all NEC members, select the "Committee" tab from the top menu

Conor O’Higgins

IPA Ireland President

Marie Daly

First Vice President

Declan J. O’Byrne

Vice President

Carlo Griffin

Secretary General

Testimonials from IPA Ireland Members

IPA News

News & Updates from IPA Ireland