Meaning of Garda in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡɑːdə/


treated as singular or plural
  • 1The state police force of the Republic of Ireland.

    ‘her husband was a detective in the Garda’
    • ‘Garda officers’
    1. 1.1A member of the Irish police force.
      ‘Gardai have stepped up their search for the missing girl’
      • ‘There is speculation he may have also been working for the Garda - the Irish police.’
      • ‘He was subsequently arrested by a heroic Garda and some members of the local community.’
      • ‘The unit is attached to community policing and Gardai cyclists will carry out the full range of Garda duties.’
      • ‘No Name Clubs are also strongly supported by the Gardai and members of the force are present on all committees.’
      • ‘Members of the Gardai also provided a guard-of-honour during the funeral procession.’
      • ‘It is a galling scenario for tribunal lawyers, the Gardai and the council members.’
      • ‘If members of the Gardai are of the opinion that a person does not pose a threat, then we would accept that.’
      • ‘Samples of drugs for recognition purposes were shown to the staff by a member of the Gardai.’
      • ‘He was accompanied by four officials from his department and a member of the Gardai.’
      • ‘He said the Gardai patrol the road sometimes, but could increase vigilance a bit.’
      • ‘It was a special moment for the Garda, who managed to switch routes so that he could bring the torch through Naas.’
      • ‘It is not fair or just that the Gardai should be expected to police themselves.’
      • ‘Local Garda members will carry the torch and they will also be accompanied by local special athletes.’
      • ‘He called for more Garda patrols and security cameras in the Moyross area to help crackdown on crime and drugs.’
      • ‘Members were informed that a new resident Garda had arrived in Borris-in-Ossory.’
      • ‘Athy Garda Station is to get a new Garda which will be a boost for the town.’
      • ‘He called on the Corporation to ask the Chief Superintendent to put more Gardai on the streets at night.’
      • ‘In any event, the Garda was in a poor position to investigate forensically.’
      • ‘However, there are some laws that give the Gardai powers to enter premises and search persons thereon.’
      • ‘The tip off was relayed to local Gardai in Boyle and they searched an area last week.’


From Irish Garda Síochána ‘Civic Guard’.