Vacancy on National Executive

A vacancy has arisen on the National Executive OF IPA Ireland and this position is now being advertised under Schedule 12(8). The position vacant is –

Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for Youth and Junior Members.

A full role Profile is listed below. The successful candidate will have to attend monthly NEC meetings, 12 per year and also Professional Commission meetings which occur quarterly.

Anyone who is interested in applying must be a member of a regional committee.

Applications through your regional secretary to Secretary General, Carlo Griffin, by 5pm 15th January 2020. No applications will be considered after this date.



  1. Assist Secretary General whenever need arises.
  2. Forward synopsis of decisions taken at N.E.C. meetings to each Regional Secretary.
  3. Update Data Base.
  4. Prepare Evaluation Sheet for National Council/Congress, Collate and Analyse results and bring to members of N.E.C.
  5. Collate and Analyse workings of National Council/Congress.
  6. Take minutes of National Council/Congress
  7. As member of Professional Commission, continue to deal with any issues arising.
  8. Advertise and Promote International Youth Gathering.
  9. Advertise and Promote Sean O’ Colmain, Irish Language Scholarship.
  10. Assess Youth Exchange Programme Applications.
  11. Promote and profile I.P.A. towards junior members.
  12. Promote and Advertise Polish Exchange

Accommodation IT Upgrade

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 

Workshop on Cybercrime, 24-27th October 2019 in Cyprus

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We’re sharing this information on behalf of our IPA friends from Cyprus:


The Cyprus Section will organize a workshop on Cyber Crime in Limassol at ‘Park Beach Hotel’ (

The Seminar will be on Friday 25 October 2019.

On this occasion we will organize several events between 24-27 October 2019.

Members who would like to attend the cost is €230 per person in double room and €310 in single room.

It covers transfers, accommodation, meals, excursions for 3 nights, and the seminar.

Those who wish to attend to submit the enclosed Registration Form by the 15 September 2019, the latest.

For any further information you may contact our email : or our Secretary General Kikis Perikleous tel + 357 99624006








Our new Members Area and old IPA website announcement

Our new Members Area is now open!

Please register for access from the main title page by clicking the LOGIN / REGISTER TO BECOME MEMBER tab.

Please bear in mind that every registration for online access to IPA Ireland website will need be reviewed by our office staff.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours from the time you registered before trying to log in.

Also, our IPA Journal Editor and Communications Officer, Joe Lynch, has an announcement to make:

IPA Ireland is delighted to have this new website for the benefit of all of our members. The old website has now been discontinued and as a result, all the associated email addresses no longer exist. Please do not use any email address ending Thank you.
Joe Lynch

The Bricks for Gimborn Initiative

Gimborn Castle IPA

On behalf of IPA Section Germany and its President, Horst W. Bichl, we share the following message:


As you all know the IBZ Castle Gimborn is looking forward to its 50th anniversary which will be celebrated at the last weekend of August.

You probably want to congratulate the IBZ and maybe you also think about a gift you could make.

For this purpose, we established the “Bricks for Gimborn” initiative.

You are welcome to join the initiative and contribute to the renovation of the guest rooms.



The IPA National Golf Competition 2019




The IPA National Golf Competition 2019 takes place at
Tullamore Golf Club, Wednesday 11th September 2019.
(No Entry Fee)

Tee available from 10.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 3pm.

Contact Donie Sweeney, IPA National Social Officer
086 8281975 to book a tee time. 

Regional Teams of two players each will join with
a Team from another Region to take part.

Rules of Competition will be displayed at the Course on the day

Valuable prizes to be won.

Come along and enjoy a great day’s golfing among friends..

Forwarded on behalf of IPA National Social Officer, Donie Sweeney

IPA Noticeboard – Events in the UK

1 Region Scotland – West Branch – Mini Friendship Weekend

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On behalf of IPA Section UK, please find attached an invitation to their Caravan & Camping Group’s 2020 Rally. This event is one of IPA UK’s 2020 Iconic Events to mark the IPA’s 70th Anniversary.

The event can be found on the IPA website here:

As part of Scotland’s tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Association the West Branch propose to hold a mini Friendship Weekend in conjunction with it’s National Patron Saint Day – St.Andrew.  The proposed weekend will consist of 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast a guided bus tour round the South West of Scotland and a Gala Dinner Dance featuring local traditional entertainers. The dates are Friday 27th November – Sunday 29th November 2020.

The Branch are looking at two possible venues both are 3-4 star quality.  To date these have not been confirmed but status will be updated as soon as possible along with cost and additional information.

Should you wish to register your interest please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment to email:

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On behalf of IPA Section UK, please find attached an invitation to their Caravan & Camping Group’s 2020 Rally. This event is one of IPA UK’s 2020 Iconic Events to mark the IPA’s 70th Anniversary.

The event can be found on the IPA website here:

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On behalf of IPA UK, an invitation to join them for a friendship weekend in the hometown of the IPA’s founder – Arthur Troop. (flyer attached) Link to the event on our website:

5 Region – LINCOLNSHIRE – Friendship Weekend

International Police Association Lincolnshire Branch, Region 5 FRIENDSHIP WEEKEND 5th – 8th June 2020

2020 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of this great organisation by Sergeant Arthur Troop from Lincolnshire and the founding branch are very proud to be hosting the 2020 National Council Meeting (NCM) in the historic city of Lincoln.

To run alongside the NCM the Lincolnshire branch of the IPA are considering hosting a friendship weekend. Planning is in the early stages and so we would appreciate expressions of interest by 31st July 2019 if you would consider attending this weekend. Lincoln is a fascinating, diverse city to visit, it is an ideal destination for a city break: offering an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink. Please send expressions of interest to:

PROPOSED EVENTS: Friday An opportunity to visit Doddington Hall and Gardens, an English stately home to include a guided tour of the house and gardens.

Saturday Tours of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral to include a buffet lunch at the Lincoln Hotel followed by free time to discover historic uphill Lincoln.

Sunday A trip to the seaside! Tour of the historic Skegness Court House which will be dedicated as the ‘Arthur Troop’ Building. An exhibition of Lincolnshire Police history and an opportunity to meet operational police officers and staff who work in different areas of modern day policing. Free time to stroll along the seafront and have some fish ‘n’ chips or an ice cream or both! On the way back there may be an opportunity to stop off at Batemans Brewery for a tour and a taste of local ales.

The accommodation for this weekend will be at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotels, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YW where the NCM is also to be held. We have reserved some rooms here.

We are also looking at accommodation at The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, Eastgate, Lincoln, LN2 1PN

Please send expressions of interest to:

The deadline is 31st July 2019

Chris Morgan, Secretary Lincolnshire Branch 

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