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
On behalf of the Local Branch of IPA Riccione, please find attached the programme (copies in Italian and English) for the 45th Friendship Cup, a 5 a-side International Football Tournament which will be held between 24th and 28th May 2020 in Riccione (Rimini). 2020 CL RICCIONE 45° Friendship Cup
Please see attached poster for an upcoming IPA Section UK event in York.
DMR WEST IPA REGION 8 Quiz Night TABLE QUIZ IN AID OF LITTLE BLUE HEROES IPA LAURA FUND 19th FEBRUARY 2020 8.00PM WET CANTEEN GARDA HEADQUARTERS TEAMS OF 4 ENTRY €40 PER TEAM €350 GAURANTEED IN PRIZES SPOT PRIZES ON NIGHT LIGHT FRESHMENTS INCLUDED Email entries to PAULFFANNING@GMAIL.COM
Hi folks I will shortly be advertising for a job sharing position at IPA House due to the impending retirement of another one of our staff there. Keep an eye out on this page and also on the Garda Portal and Social Media for more details. Carlo Griffin Secretary General IPA Ireland
Congratulations to our winners of the 2020 Gimborn Scholarships! Winners listed Below!! Fiona Somers Larry Hoey Ger Brehon Brendan Tighe Damian Cremin Patrick Nunan Ken O Sullivan Emma Harte Ann Power John Clarke Sandra Kilcoyne James Cussen Mary O Dwyer Paul Gahan Shane Halligan Keep an eye out for more scholarships, exchanges coming up soon!!!
A chance to enter The IPA International Photo competition 2020. Remember we had the overall international winner last year in IPA member Alan Keane, along with other winners in different categories. Now is your chance to try to emulate Alan Keane and win an award! 1. IPA International Photography Competition 2020 2. Entry form_IPA International Read more about International Photo Competition 2020[…]
On behalf of Region 2 – Northern Ireland of IPA UK, a new video and flyer for their August friendship week: The video can be viewed here on our website: https://www.ipa-international.org/Events/region-2-friendship-week/143605 Friends, Happy New Year to you all. Just a quick reminder of the Section UK, Region 2 Friendship Week taking place on 1st Read more about IPA UK Event – Northern Ireland Friendship Week[…]
A reminder to register for the IPA Games on behalf of IPA Montenegro: The deadline to register for the IPA Games 2020 is fast approaching on 10thFebruary. Any IPA members that would like to attend and compete in an event are invited to register online here: https://ipagames2020.me/en/registration Username: ipagames Password: montenegro2020 We1. IPA Games Read more about IPA Games Montenegro 2020 – Register by 10 Feb 2020[…]
COPS INTERNATIONAL 2020 The 25th Anniversary INVITATION COPS 2020 United Kingdom Dear members IPA Section Ireland are sponsoring two members to attend the COPS 2020 course in Wrexham North Wales. IPA Ireland sponsorship includes: Accommodation Meals Course participation fee Participation fee covers defensive tactic training and lectures, single en-suite accommodation in a Read more about COPS International 2020 UK – 25th Anniversary[…]
IPA Austria are hosting their 32nd International Ski Week, beginning in late January 2020! The event will consist of a week of ski-filled fun with fellow IPA friends, with various other events throughout the week such as a police ensemble performance, and an official IPA evening with live music. Accommodation will be offered at 4 Read more about IPA Austria Ski Event (for last minute decision makers!) 25 Jan – 1 Feb 2020[…]
Nomination forms for Club, Member and Region of the year 2020.
IPA Newsletter Jan 2020
Dear members, Our Winter edition of the IPA Journal is now online and can be viewed using the link below. On behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), IPA Ireland wish all of our members a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. IPA Journal Winter Edition 2019 – Digital Edition
Vacancy on National Executive
IPA Region 4 DMR North had a very successful Regional Trip to Belfast City’s Christmas Markets recently where they enjoyed the sights, sounds, and no doubt beverages on offer. Here are some pictures of the group meeting with PSNI Colleagues in the City.
Welcome to the December 2019 edition of the IPA Newsletter! IPA NL 2019_Dec