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35th Annual Delegate Conference – In Pictures & Video


Below we tell the story of our 35th Annual Delegate Conference in pictures, video and audio.

General Secretary John Redmond undertakes a post conference interview on the key issues that arose over the three days. You can view that interview here.

John Redmond undertakes a post conference interview on the key issues arising over the three days.
AGSI Vice-President Antoinette Cunningham and General Secretary John Redmond greet Minister Shatter on his arrival to Conference on Monday 25th March 2013.
Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence addresses the 35th Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo.


Members of the Carlow/Kilkenny Branch, from left to right, Joe Hanley, Pat Baldwin, Ted Hughes and John Foley.

Members of the Carlow/Kilkenny Branch of AGSI who quietly withdrew from conference during Minister Shatter and Commissioner Callinan’s address. The silent withdrawal took place as a result of a mandate from their Branch members. Following a meeting with the Assistant Commissioner all four members stated publicly that they meant to cause no offence to the Commissioner. They personally have full confidence in the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána and they also stated that he enjoys the full confidence of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.

Newstalk 106 reports on the meeting that took place between members of the Carlow/Kilkenny Branch, AGSI and the Assistant Commissioner.  Speaking to reporters General Secretary John Redmond says this situation would not have developed if AGSI had a voice at the Croke Park talks. Listen to the audio of the report here.

Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly addressed conference on Tuesday afternoon. View comments from his address here. Deputy Donnelly also had a follow up column published in the Sunday Independent which you can read here.

Independent TD for Wicklow and East Carlow, Stephen Donnelly addresses Delegates at Conference.


RTÉ’s Paul Reynolds interviews Mary Finnegan, Antoinette Cunningham and Patricia Gill during the Annual Delegate Conference.


Reporters interview Commissioner Callinan following his address to the 35th Annual Delegate Conference.

Commissioner Callinan being interviewed by reporters at Conference

The 2013 AGSI Excellence Award Winner was Inspector Gerry Connolly from Sligo Garda Station. He was nominated by colleagues in the Sligo/Leitrim Division.

This year we had our “Year in Review Wall” which was made up of five story boards reviewing the year since our last conference.

Media Monitoring – AGSI in the News


This story-board depicts the Digital Reform within AGSI – new website, ezine, twitter you tube & our Branching Out Campaign which is aimed at increasing engagement with Members


The Greatest Shifts in 40 Years in An Garda Síochána


Images from the ICTU March on 9th February 2013 in Dublin attended by 700 members of AGSI and their families.


“Service Delivery” – The theme of the 35th Annual Delegate Conference