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
Well it took us a while to get around to it, but today we set up a new 43in LG Smart TV in our Galway Apartment (centrally located on Eyre Street). Just in time for the All Ireland! Watch this space for considerable upgrades in Galway in the coming months.
IPA Ireland were proud to send President Conor O’ Higgins and Travel Secretary Ann Liston to the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Polish Police Service, Policja, which took place on 16 August 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Conor and Ann were guests of IPA Section Poland, and along with representatives of other invited National Sections, not Read more about 100th Anniversary of Polish Police – Warsaw[…]
IPA Ireland is happy to announce that applications for the Polish Police Exchange Programme for 2019 are now open! Join our Policja colleagues from 20 – 27 October 2019 in Poland and gain an invaluable insight into frontline policing the Policja way! Applications must be received, via your Regional Read more about IPA Ireland/Poland Police Exchange 20 – 27 October 2019[…]
Fancy a day at the races? This is a great opportunity to join IPA Wexford on their annual jaunt to Wexford Race Track for a bit of glamour and entertainment. With free finger food and entertainment for only €15 (includes charitable donation) this is excellent value. To participate, get in touch below.
IPA Accommodation Online Bookings Downtime! Our IPA Accommodation online booking system is currently being updated to integrate into new IT systems being deployed at IPA Ireland and therefore will be offline for the next 24 hours. For any urgent booking queries contact email@example.com.
IPA Cyprus are organising a workshop on cybercrime that will run between 24-27th October 2019. Click for more details and to download registration forms.
Our new Members Area is now open, please read on how to register for access. Also, we have an announcement from Joe Lynch, IPA Journal Editor and Communications Officer.
The skiing trip to Poland in March this year resulted in some exceptional photo opportunities. Here’s a chance to admire photographs by Darren Martin from Region 5.
IPA Section Germany is inviting you to join their ‘Bricks for Gimborn’ initiative to support IBZ Gimborn ahead of its 50th anniversary celebrations later this month.
Hotel Gartnerkofel and Family Waldner and the IPA Section Austria are inviting you to take part in a hiking week organised exclusively for IPA members. Click for more details and the registration form.
For all IPA members who are avid readers, we are starting the IPA Book Review section. The first on the list is a review of “Man’s Search For Meaning”, contributed by Peter Byrne from Region 5
The IPA National Golf Competition 2019 takes place at
Tullamore Golf Club, Wednesday 11th September 2019. More details within.
Region 24 Garda College in Templemore is organising the 3rd Annual Police Memorabilia Show (a.k.a. The Badge Show), aimed at attracting collectors as well as any other persons passionate about police insignia and collectibles.
Read about the amazing trip by our members to Russia, where they attempted to climb Mount Elbrus and visited the capital city of Moscow.
The second International Police
Youth Conference will take place on October 29, 30 and 31
in The Hague, Netherlands. Check it out for more details on how to sign up.
IPA Cork City Region 19 are announcing their regional trip to New York and Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Check it out to learn more.