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Roscrea Town Introduce Garda “Chatting Bench” Courtesy Colaiste Pobail

A Garda “Chatting Bench” was launched in Roscrea town on Friday last June 4th 2021. The purpose of the bench is so that people can have a chat with a Garda, to get to know each other better and to hopefully put a few smiles on faces.

Garda “Chatting Bench” launched in Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Superintendent Mr Eddie Golden said “We have seen similar initiatives by our Garda colleagues in other parts of the country and thought this would be excellent in the town. Anyone can come along and have a quick chat with us. It doesn’t have to be ‘Garda-related’, but if people feel uncomfortable about going to a Garda station for any reason, the bench is a safe place for anyone to discuss any issues of concern.
We hope that this will be a place where we can all have a little chat and a laugh whilst getting to know each other a little bit better”

The chatting bench, which was kindly donated by Colaiste Pobail, will now be piloted in the Roscrea area, with the aim of expanding the idea throughout the Tipperary Division.

The bench will be moved around Roscrea every week with the times and locations being posted on the Garda Síochána Tipperary Facebook page. The bench will be open for one hour at each location.

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1 comment to Roscrea Town Introduce Garda “Chatting Bench” Courtesy Colaiste Pobail

  • Katie

    I wonder if our Aussie Police will take up this brilliant idea. Mind you it would be a lovely chatting bench for some of my seniors. Great idea Colaiste.
    George we had a story about Collin Farrell taking part in a running race here on the Gold Coast. He is here making a movie. Proudly wearing the try colours on his tea shirt. Got a lot of proud Irish people cheering him on. Including ourselves. Not good news coming our way about so many in Ireland getting this Virus. Keep safe and take care.

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