Garda Siochána

An Garda Síochána, the Irish police (more than often called “Garda” in short, as also seen on vehicles) has a huge number of different vehicles in use – from the mundane to the very specialised. Here are my images, sorted into more or less sensible categories, and by age within them.

Please note that the vehicles of the Garda Traffic Corps are on a different page

Car-Based Patrol Vehicles

These would be the everyday rides for patrols, and the vehicles allocated to rural Garda stations. They come in several sizes, and in a bewildering variety of manufacturers:

Garda Siochana - 94-D-31750 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 94-D-31750 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 97-D-26520 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 97-D-26520 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 97-D-26520 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 97-D-26520 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 01-D-57059 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 01-D-57059 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 01-D-57059 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 01-D-57059 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-73401 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-73401 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-73401 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-73401 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-75628 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-75628 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-75628 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-75628 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-64174 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-64174 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 03-D-55633 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 03-D-55633 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 03-D-57389 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 03-D-57389 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 04-D-1896 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 04-D-1896 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 04-D-1900 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 04-D-1900 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 04-D-1903 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 04-D-1903 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 04-D-2264 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 04-D-2264 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 06-D-73949 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 06-D-73949 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 06-D-73949 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 06-D-73949 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 06-D-83782 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 06-D-83782 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 06-D-83782 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 06-D-83782 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 06-D-83792 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana – 06-D-83792 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana - 07-D-2037 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-2037 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-2387 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-2387 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 07-D-2702 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 07-D-2702 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 07-D-2721 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 07-D-2721 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 07-D-2721 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 07-D-2721 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 07-D-6019 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 07-D-6019 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-8222 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-8222 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-8222 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-8222 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 11-D-5547- © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-8451 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-8451 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-8451 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-8451 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 141-D-4800 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 141-D-4800 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 141-D-4951 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 141-D-4951 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 141-D-5078 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 141-D-5078 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 141-D-5078 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 141-D-5078 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana - 151-D-6394 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 151-D-6394 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana -151-D-6413 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -151-D-6413 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -151-D-6413 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -151-D-6413 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana - 151-D-6509 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 151-D-6509 – © Bernd Biege

Same vehicle in a short video clip:

Garda Siochána - 171-D-14782 - © Bernd Biege 2017
Garda Siochána – 171-D-14782 – © Bernd Biege 2017
Garda Siochána - 171-D-14782 - © Bernd Biege 2017
Garda Siochána – 171-D-14782 – © Bernd Biege 2017

Unmarked Garda Cars

Should one publish images of unmarked Garda vehicles with full license plate details? Well, why not, I say – these are not “undercover” vehicles, they are usually parked in spaces marked “Garda Only”, and they are easily recognisable if you know what to look for (like blue flashing lights on the dashboard, or even missing tax and insurance disks).

Most of these would be used by Garda detectives for everyday work.

Garda Siochana - 05-D-6877 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 05-D-6877 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 05-D-78630 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 05-D-78630 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 05-D-78630 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 05-D-78630 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 05-D-82002 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 05-D-82002 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 07-D-7626 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 07-D-7626 – © Bernd Biege 2015

4×4-Based Patrol Vehicles

Garda Siochána - 01-D-69320 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-69320 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-69320 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-69320 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-69320 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-69320 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-69320 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-69320 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 01-D-69320 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 01-D-69320 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 01-D-84357 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-84357 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 03-D-71410 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 03-D-71410 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 05-D-13480 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 05-D-13480 – © Bernd Biege

Van-Based Vehicles (Mini-Vans)

Mini vans are often used for everyday work, as runabouts, and for all sorts of utility purposes.

Garda Siochána - 02-D-77304 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77304 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-77304 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77304 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-77304 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77304 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-77304 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77304 – © Bernd Biege

Garda Siochána - 07-D-1549 - © Bernd Biege 2015

Garda Siochána - 07-D-1549 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 07-D-1549 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -12-D-36451 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -12-D-36451 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -12-D-36451 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -12-D-36451 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 131-D-519 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 131-D-519 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 131-D-519 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 131-D-519 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 131-D-3466 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 131-D-3466 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3923 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3926 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-3926 – © Bernd Biege 2015

Van-Based Vehicles (Full-Size-Vans)

Especially in urban areas, large vans are often used for everyday work – some fitted with wire mesh “riot screens”.

Garda Siochána - 01-D-75993 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 01-D-75993 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-77086 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77086 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-77086 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-77086 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 03-D-71388 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 03-D-71388 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 03-D-71388 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 03-D-71388 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 04-D-1931 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 04-D-1931 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 05-D-42891 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 05-D-42891 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 05-D-6589 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 05-D-6589 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 05-D-6589 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 05-D-6589 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 07-D-85782 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 07-D-85782 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 08-D-11231 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 08-D-11231 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana - 08-D-11231 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 08-D-11231 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 08-D-11231 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 08-D-11231 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 11-D-8657 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 11-D-8657 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 11-D-8657 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 11-D-8657 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 152-D-23796 - © Bernd Biege 2017
Garda Siochána – 152-D-23796 – © Bernd Biege 2017

Marked for the Public Order unit (“Riot Squad”):

Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -131-D-14120 – © Bernd Biege 2015

Emergency (Armed) Response Unit

Garda Siochána - 09-D-3944 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 09-D-3944 – © Bernd Biege

Presidential Protection

Garda Siochana - 07-D-14461 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-14461 – © Bernd Biege

Diplomatic Protection

Garda Siochana - 06-D-83983 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 06-D-83983 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 06-D-83983 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 06-D-83983 – © Bernd Biege

Control Unit

Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 07-D-84043 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 07-D-84043 – © Bernd Biege

Air Support Unit

Garda Siochána - EC 135 T2 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – EC 135 T2 – © Bernd Biege

Support Vehicles – Mounted Unit

Garda Siochana - 04-D-10835 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 04-D-10835 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 04-D-10835 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 04-D-10835 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana - 04-D-10835 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochana – 04-D-10835 – © Bernd Biege

Support Vehicles – Water Unit

Garda Siochána - 06-D-83546 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 06-D-83546 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 06-D-83546 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 06-D-83546 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-85061 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-85061 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána - 02-D-85061 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – 02-D-85061 – © Bernd Biege

Support Vehicles – Crime Scene Investigation

Van used by the Garda Technical Bureau in Galway:

Garda Siochána – 08-D-68810 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 08-D-68810 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 08-D-68810 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – 08-D-68810 – © Bernd Biege 2015

Prisoner Transport Vehicles

Most prisoner transports are undertaken by the Irish Prison Service (see their vehicles under this link), but the Garda also has such vehicles. These were spotted at Cavan courthouse:

Garda Siochana -99-D-85106 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -99-D-85106 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -99-D-85106 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochana -99-D-85106 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána - 08-D-126601 - © Bernd Biege 2017
Garda Siochána – 08-D-126601 – © Bernd Biege 2017

Veteran Vehicles (in Private Ownership)

Ford patrol and response vehicle, 1930s:

Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Siochána – YI 4017 – © Bernd Biege 2015

And Finally … a Segway on Garda Duty!

Garda Siochána - Segway - © Bernd Biege
Garda Siochána – Segway – © Bernd Biege

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