Bookmark and Share

100 Serving And Retired Garda To Take Part In 'Four Peak Challenge'

A group of 100 serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána are to take part in a 'Four Peak Mountain Challenge' this month.

The aim of the challenge is to promote mental health awareness within the organisation and in the wider community, while also hoping to raise much needed funds for the Charity Aware.

The event is a three-day challenge in which participants will climb the highest mountain peak in each of the four provinces of Ireland. Participants will be accompanied by serving officers from the NYPD, PSNI, Australian and Spanish Police who are taking part in and supporting the challenge.

The event named 'Garda 4 Peaks Challenge' will take place as follows:

• Day 1: Carrauntoohil (Kerry) 1039m, (3,414ft) – Friday 19th May 2017

• Day 2: Mweelrea (Mayo) 814m (2,688ft) – Saturday 20th May 2017 / Slieve Donard (Down) 850m (2,796ft) – Saturday 20th May 2017

• Day 3: Lugnaquilla (Wicklow) 925m (3,039ft) – Sunday 21st May 2017

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O Sullivan said: "I'm very pleased to be associated with this very deserving and worthwhile cause. I'm also delighted that my Garda colleagues and some of our international colleagues from abroad are taking on this challenge to raise both the awareness of mental health issues, and much needed funds for Aware."

Dominic Layden, CEO at Aware, added: "Fundraising efforts like The Garda Four Peaks Challenge are worth so much more than just' the monetary value of what is raised. Aware's services have such a profound impact on people, families, and homes across Ireland. Depression and bipolar disorder can have a huge affect on the person themselves, not to mention on family life and relationships, and things like work and study too."


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

06 July 2012
'Operation Slow Down' Underway
"Operation Slow Down", a 24-hour garda crackdown on speeding, began at 7am this morning. Gardaí say the operation is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive speed and reduce the number of speed related road crashes, which will save lives and reduce injuries. Gardaí say a 1% reduction in speed leads to a 4% decrease in fatal crashes.
12 October 2016
Justice And Equality Budget To Increase By €85m
The budget for the Justice and Equality sector is to be increased by €85 million, totalling €2.54 billion in 2017. Funding has been provided for the recruitment of 800 Garda recruits in 2017 and up to 500 civilians to support the wide ranging reform plan in train in An Garda Síochána. A total of €71.
30 September 2016
Govt Urged To Outline Plan To Resolve Growing Garda Dispute
The government has been urged to outline exactly what it is planning to do to bring about a speedy resolution over the growing garda dispute. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice and Equality Jonathan O'Brien, made the call during Leaders' Questions in the Dáil.
26 July 2017
Garda Survey Finds Decrease In Fear Of Crime & High Level Of Trust
The number of people who said they were victims of crime has fallen over the last year, according to the latest An Garda Síochána's Public Attitudes Survey, which has been published for the first time. The survey also found improved satisfaction among victims who reported their crime to Gardaí, and a reduction in the fear of crime.
16 September 2015
Two Women Arrested In Connection With Cow's Lane Death
Two women have been arrested in connection with the death of a man on Cow's Lane, Dublin on Thursday, 10 September. A man in his 20s died following a violent disorder incident last week. The two women, both aged in their early 20s, are the latest to be arrested as part of the investigation.
10 February 2015
Man Arrested Over Dublin Body Find
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Dublin last week. The body of Kevin Molloy was found at his home in Glendhu Road in Cabra, Dublin, on Sunday 01 February. Investigating garda said they believed Mr Molloy's body had laid undiscovered for some time.
17 July 2014
100 New Recruits To Enter Garda College
One hundred new recruits are to enter Garda College, the Minister for Justice and Equity Frances Fitzgerald has announced. Training will commence in September this year at the Templemore facility, and marks the first new garda recruits to be recruited in five years.
29 April 2014
Garda Injured In Cork
A garda has been injured while on duty in Cork on Monday night. The sergeant has been treated in hospital but has been discharged. He was bringing a patient, aged in his 20s, to the Mercy University Hospital just after 6pm. The garda is based at Gurranabraher Garda Station.
18 March 2014
Dedicated Garda Unit Needed To Tackle Gun Crime
A dedicated garda unit is needed to tackle a "dramatic" spike in gun crime, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has said. Deputy Collins made the call as gardaí investigate three separate gun attacks in West Dublin in as many days.
01 August 2012
Garda Compensation Scheme Approved
Proposals for a revised Garda compensation scheme were published today by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, TD. The scheme relates to a death or injury which is maliciously inflicted upon a member of the Garda Síochána while on duty or in connection with their duties.
03 April 2012
Irish Sporting Legends Launch The Great Garda Run 2012
Garda Commissioner, Ryan Tubridy and Irish Sporting Legends have launched the 'Great Garda Run 2012' at the Aviva Stadium. The event will see 100 members of An Garda Siochana participate in the Munich Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2012, in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
20 November 2008
Three Arrested In Airport Drug Probe
Two South African women and a Portuguese male have been arrested after a drug haul worth half a million Euro was seized at Dublin Airport. The arrests came following a large scale operation by the Santry Drugs Unit and the Revenue's Customs Service.
15 February 2016
Over €2m Worth Of Drugs Seized In Dublin
More than €2 million worth of drugs have been seized by Gardaí in Donaghmede, Dublin. Cannabis resin, cannabis herb and cocaine, worth and estimated €2.1 million were seized as part of an operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in North Dublin.
25 January 2016
Drugs Find Made During Murder Investigation
Ecstasy worth an estimated €50,000 has been uncovered in Ardclough, Kildare. It is understood that officers investigating the murder of Kenneth O'Brien – the man who's body was found dismembered and inside a suitcase in the Grand Canal – made the discovery. However, Garda added that the drugs are not connected to Mr O'Brien's death.
27 May 2016
Taoiseach Makes Garda Commitments Following O'Higgins Report Publication
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has committed to increase garda numbers to 15,000, double the number of garda reserve officers and increase the number of civilian workers in An Garda Síochána to free up officers for frontline policing. The Taoiseach made his comments in a statement addressing the newly published O'Higgins Commission Report.