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
The Special Olympics and the Unsung Irish Hero by Edel Corcoran Kilkenny Garda station was the centre of attention on the night of 30th September last as Gary Gordon, a member of the International Police Association here who is stationed in Kilkenny was honoured in a very special way. Gary was inducted into the “Hall Read more about Prestigious Special Olympics International Award for IPA Member Gary Gordon[…]
On behalf of IPA Spain, please find attached an invitation to their Western Valleys Region’s upcoming Grand Tour event, which will take you from Barcelona to Paris through the route of iconic World War II sites, as well as medieval wonders. The event will take place from 11 – 24 May 2020, and there will Read more about IPA Spain Event – IPA Grand Tour (Barcelona to Paris)[…]
On behalf of IPA Kenya, please find attached an updated registration form for their upcoming Friendship Week in 2020, as the deadline for registration has been extended. I have also attached the full programme of the event for your convenience. The deadline for registration of the event is now 31 January 2020. The event has Read more about IPA Kenya Friendship Tour 2020[…]
IPA Ireland Junior Forum taking place as we speak in Birr, our own little Hackaton! Creating ideas to attract and retain younger serving members…..
A few words from one of our participants at the International Youth Gathering which took place in Croatia in August 2019.
Members can view the latest IPA Information Guide for October 2019 in the Members only area. Don’t forget to register on the homepage if you have not already done so.
IPA Cork City – New York and Savannah Tour, March 2020 (taking in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah) Cost €1,870 PPS (includes Tour Event Polo Shirt) This 9 Day Tour; 12 to 21 March 2020 has been organised by IPA Cork City and includes a 3 night stay in the 3* Hilton Times Read more about IPA Cork City USA Trip March 2020 – Still a few places remaining[…]
IPA Ireland were delighted with the opportunity to attend the annual Gimborn Talks on 13 – 15 October 2019 at Gimborn Castle outside Cologne, Germany. President Conor O’ Higgins, Secretary General Carlo Griffin, and Accommodation Officer Chris Cahill represented IPA Ireland. During the course of the meeting, both the IPA Junior and IPA Senior Groups Read more about A productive 48 hours for IPA Ireland at Gimborn Talks[…]
5 A SIDE RETURNS TO LONGFORD 17TH OCTOBER 2019.. Read Post for more details
IPA Ireland delighted to offer Ten (10) places on a five (5) day Police Training Seminar for IPA Ireland Members in Dublin from 13 – 18 October 2019.
IPA Ireland are delighted to announce the opportunity for ten (10) IPA Ireland members who are serving members of An Garda Síochána to participate in ‘Police Response to Mass Casualty Event – First Responder‘ – A five (5) day Training Seminar aimed at increasing awareness and providing key skills required of uniformed First Responders in the stressful Read more about IPA Ireland delighted to offer Ten (10) places on a five (5) day Police Training Seminar for IPA Ireland Members in Dublin from 13 – 18 October 2019.[…]
Some of our Young Serving Police Officers participating in Gimborn Talks on 14 September 2019. Representatives from Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Norway, Germany and The Netherlands gathered at Gimborn to discuss innovative ideas to improve the social, cultural and professional opportunities for younger serving IPA members.