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# blue flu

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Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture
The sides meet in their refixed Six Nations game next week.
Report on how an IRA armed robbery went drastically wrong set to criticise gardaí
Ronan MacLochlainn was shot dead by gardaí during an attempted armed robbery of a Securicor van in Ashford in 1998.
Garda strikes will "change their relationship with the public forever" warns Leo Varadkar
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said this morning that ‘it’s not in the gardaí’s interest’ to strike.
Varadkar defends no pay increases for gardaí - saying "it would be unfair"
Meanwhile AGSI president Antoinette Cunningham said that if the strike does happen: “Please ring the government and tell them that it’s their fault”.
Will gardaí soon be able to strike?
Ireland is in breach of European rules by not allowing the force to engage in industrial action.
Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity
Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.
Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.
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Column: Industrial action by gardaí is unacceptable - and here's why
Cuts to garda pay and conditions are shameful and short-sighted – but officers have a civic duty that overrides any option of industrial action, writes Aaron McKenna.
Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter
Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.
GRA national executive meeting to 'consider all options' following votes for industrial action
The GRA said concerns raised in recent meetings of garda divisions across the country will be brought before the national executive.
More gardaí vote in favour of industrial action, no confidence in Shatter
Meetings of the Garda Representative Association in parts of Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary took place last night.
Gardaí across the country voting in favour of industrial action
Following a meeting in Cork City earlier this week, gardaí in other divisions have been voting on a potential ‘blue flu’ as well as motions of no confidence in Minister Shatter and Commissioner Callinan.
Gardaí in Cork City may opt for 'blue flu'
Last night gardaí in Cork City voted unanimously to pass a motion calling for industrial action over proposed cuts to pay and allowances.
Cork City gardai vote in favour of industrial action
Motion for action over proposed pay cuts passed unanimously at Cork City Garda division meeting this evening.