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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# agsi

This month
March 2023
# agsi
Industrial action by mid-ranking gardaí 'absolutely' possible in dispute over new roster
Sergeants and inspectors demonstrated outside Garda Headquarters today to show their frustration at proposed new working arrangements.
# Dispute
'Unnecessary': Drew Harris criticises middle-ranking officers over plan to picket Garda HQ
Both Leo Varadkar and Commissioner Drew Harris were speaking at the opening of a new garda station in Dublin earlier today.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors to hold 'day of action' next week over rosters dispute
Both the AGSI and the GRA had voted against accepting new working time arrangements for gardaí.
This year
# Industrial Dispute
Garda group criticises Commissioner Drew Harris for official roster 'dispute' declaration
In a statement the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors spoke of their ‘disappointment’ that Drew Harris has not agreed to fresh talks.
Last year
# Dispute
Garda sergeants and inspectors reject 'difficult' new roster proposals
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) rejected the roster proposals by 63%.
# rostering row
Garda association and independent talks chairman embroiled in row over ‘misleading’ information
The chairman accused the Garda Representative Association of spreading ‘inaccurate’ information about rostering talks.
# Industrial Relations
Garda groups meet Commissioner over roster proposal dispute
The roster dispute comes as gardaí and other public sector workers are engaged in a pay talks.
# blue strife
Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.
# agsi
Garda speaks of fighting for his life against gangland criminal armed with grenade and gun
Sergeant Andrew O’Connor received an excellence award at the AGSI conference in Killarney.
# agsi
Garda Inspector: specialist garda units struggling to carry out domestic violence cases due to workload
Divisional Protective Service Units are tasked specifically with investigating domestic abuse cases.
# agsi
Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training
Inspector Patricia Gill was speaking at a the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
# agsi
Minister McEntee: Gardaí will not have their 'hands tied' by Dwyer judgement
Minister for Justice was speaking at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
# agsi
Online domestic violence training, rosters and pay all key issues at garda conference
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors begin their annual conference today in Killarney, Co Kerry.
# Justice Committee
Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear
Garda unions will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
All time
# agsi
Garda association trustees dissatisfied over alleged 'lack of transparency' in financial issues
Four members of AGSI have resigned in recent weeks.
# Domestic Violence
Specialist gardaí 'urgently need' training in investigating domestic violence cases
The specialist units were created following a review into how gardaí handle domestic violence.
# Garda Gender Quotas
Calls made at AGSI conference for more female representation on national executive
AGSI is meeting in Killarney at it’s annual conference.
# Your Say
Poll: Should members of An Garda Síochana wear body-cams?
The annual AGSI conference will hear calls for the introduction of body-worn cameras.
# Helen McEntee
Justice Minister McEntee says she sometimes feels 'unsafe' as a politician
The Minister said she would support examining legislation to deal with protests outside politicians’ homes.
# agsi
The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors set to make 'stinging attack' on new policing legislation
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors are set to hold their first conference since 2019.
# Garda dispute
Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.
# Garda drug testing
Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.
# house checks
AGSI says no guidance given to frontline Gardaí over checks on mandatory quarantine
Antoinette Cunningham said her organisation has had no operational guidance, instructions or details on this matter.
# Enforcement
AGSI boss surprised to hear about Garda role in hotel quarantine - as Cabinet yet to sign off on Bill
The Cabinet is yet to sign off on mandatory hotel quarantine for some travellers arriving in Ireland.
# restrictions
Garda group raises concerns over 'practicality' of issuing on-the-spot fines for breaches of Covid-19 rules
It is understood fines of €1,000 will be issued to those who organise house parties during the Level 5 restrictions.
# nphet
Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'
NPHET had recommended the entire country move to Level 5, but this advice was rejected by the government.
# agsi
Any plans to give gardaí powers to tackle house parties during pandemic 'fraught with difficulties'
The Government this week u-turned on its plans to afford gardaí extra powers to police house parties.
# policing
Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500
The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.
# Mandatory
Ministers and NTA report high level of compliance from passengers around face covering regulations
The AGSI’s Antointette Cunningham said this morning it shouldn’t be up to gardaí to enforce every single piece of the health regulations.
# agsi
Garda group 'disappointed' that sergeants and inspectors won't get priority testing
The AGSI said that a “u-turn” had been done by Garda management.
# gsoc
AGSI 'disappointed' to learn of public complaints about gardaí who were not wearing masks
The Garda Ombudsman said it has received more than 70 complaints about enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.
# Gemma O'Doherty
AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint
The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.
# policing
Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday
Operation Fanacht is set to return after first being implement over the Easter weekend.
# policing
Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days
Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.
# Evictions
'There have been threats against us': Gardai call for clear guidelines around how they police evictions
Many officers are unclear as to how they are expected to operate in these incidents.
# Gardaí
Two senior members opt not to attend AGSI conference after allegation made against garda
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors is due to begin its three-day annual conference in Cavan today.
# impasse
A plan to move 80 sergeants from Garda HQ to local stations has ground to a halt
At first, 80 were to be moved. Then 30. Now it’s hoped 5 will be redeployed.
# harassed
Detective says he still fears for his family after being labelled 'corrupt' and 'evil' by jailed stalker
Conor Gilmartin suffered years of abuse at the hands of trolls.