Benefits & Obligations of Members of IPA


Accommodation in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Killarney Sligo and Wexford in Association houses at very reasonable rates with up to 50% reduction on cost of local commercial B&B or holiday home rates.

Access to high class accommodation in IPA houses throughout Europe, South Africa and New Zealand at special rates.

Concession rates for selected hotels and places of interest.

Up to 9% discount on international package holiday travel.

IPA bonded Travel Agency to advise and assist on travel arrangements.

Grant-assisted group travel.

Super Draw for holidays involving International IPA events.

International Youth Exchange facilities fro members' families aged 15 - 19.

Access to international seminars in English, French or German at Gimborn Castle, Germany, financed or subsidised.

Scholarships to Gimborn Castle, Germany and police training schools confined to student Garda members.

A free high quality bi-monthly magazine voted the world's best, open to literacy contributions from members and giving notice of national and international events.

A free Guide containing names, addresses and telephone numbers of international and national office holders, accommodation, functions and Rules.

A free diary containing useful information and adequate space for notes.

Golf, snooker and other competitions.

Organised social activities.

Loan of video camera.

Amateur short wave Radio and Computer Club operating from IPA Dublin House.

Supplies of memorabilia.

Develop social and cultural relations between members nationally and internationally without distinction of rank, gender, race, colour, language or religion.

Foster mutual help.

Encourage peaceful co-existance between all peoples and contribute to world peace.

Enhance the image of the police and police of all countries respect for law and order.

Assist in organising exchange visits of groups and individuals. Initiate pen-friendships.

Encourage youth exchanges and international youth meetings.

Develop understanding of the work of the police.

Facilitate exchange of publications and provide information for IPA publications.

Promote international co-operation through friendly contacts between members of the police service throughout the world.

Contribute to mutual understanding of professional problems.

Support those objectives through personal contribution of time and effort and nominal subscriptions.

Willing obedience to the directives of the Permanent Executive Bureau of the Association and to the Constitution and Rules of Section Ireland.

Maintain the high standards set out in the Constitution and Rules.

Within the limits of the exigencies of the police service to attend all obligatory meetings and carry out directives of the NEC and Regional and Branch Committees.

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Full List of Regional Secretaries 2018 is available on Members Area of the Website.



Luxury Break to the Algarve in the famous  5* Hilton Vilamoura Portugal

06 March 2018 for 4 Nights on B&B in the amazing 5* Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Good to know
25 minutes from Faro Airport and close to Falesia private beach (with shuttle)
24-hour fitness center, spa, six pools, near two golf courses
Paradise Islands Kids' Club open during summer months
Five Vilamoura restaurants and bars
Eight meeting rooms, ballroom, business center and WiFi throughout hotel
Flight details – Aer lingus
TUE 6MAR DUBFAO 1250 1545
SAT 10MAR FAODUB 1625 1930
20kg bag included per person
 IPA TRAVEL special Offer €449pp sharing

Contact email ipairish@gmail or phone 01-8302907



IPA HIKING CLUB Acting Secretary, Annmarie Larkin Signals the Launch of the new CLUB.

The new IPA Hiking Club was lunched on Saturday, 16th September, 2017.  The club is open to all IPA members, serving and retired.  We would like to invite you to join pur Club.  There is no Annual Membership Fee, all that is required is that you are a current member of the IPA. The Club events will also be open to family members and will cater for all levels of fitness.  An IPA Hiking Club Membership Application Form can be downloaded through the link below and IPA Membership Form can be found at if you are not already a member.  Please return completed IPA Hiking Club membership application forms to the Acting Secretary:  Annmarie Larkin, Bailieboro Garda Station, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan.  The IPA membership forms can be returned directly to: IPA House, 13 Iona Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.  If you require any further information, please email me at
IPA Hiking Club Membership Application Form.doc



Donegal Friendship Event 2018
***Because of the level of Bookings received, further availibility is now reserved for IPA Members attending National Congress 2018.

 Details available from Regional Chairman Willie Maye 086 2851194, Joe Lynch 086 233 8603 and IPA Office 01 830 2907.





Visit the Accommodation Page to see new Online Availability and Booking Information

Special Discount Deal with Select Hotels of Ireland for IPA Members.




International Speakers Required

for Seminars at IBZ Gimborn 2018.