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# Garda cuts

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# Crime
Do you know how many gardaí work at your local station?
Time to find out…
# croke park 2
Shatter tells garda superintendents he's 'sorry they felt excluded' from Croke Park talks
The Justice Minister also said that recruitment would now have to be delayed because there must be funds to pay for them.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'
Speaking at the AGSI’s annual conference, Martin Callinan said that gardaí are “not immune” from the cuts to public expenditure.
# Garda cuts
Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force
Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.
# Gardaí
Shatter to address garda conference amid concern over pay cuts
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors gathers for its annual conference in Sligo today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter due to address delegates this evening.
# armed
Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns
Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Garda cuts
Gardaí to show leniency at checkpoints under new work-to-rule measures
The new measures will also see gardaí refusing to volunteer for overtime on St Patrick’s Day.
# Garda cuts
'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts
The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.
# croke park 2
Varadkar: No special pay deals for unions who walked out of talks
The transport minister says unions who left the Croke Park 2 talks left members “high and dry” and cannot get concessions.
# need to know
The Evening with added strangely attractive snails
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Garda cuts
Gardaí to roll out 'second menu of options' after GRA meeting next week
The new set of options could see gardaí refuse to work overtime without a written request from the officer in charge.
# Gardaí
GRA protest at pay talks 'a bad day' for Garda reputation: Shatter
The Minister for Justice criticises the attitude of Garda bodies for refusing to participate in the public pay talks.
# Garda cuts
UPDATE: Sergeants and inspectors join garda action in protest over pay cuts
The protest will see gardaí withdrawing all voluntary tasks and sticking following health and safety procedures.
# Croke Park Agreement
GRA hold protest outside Croke Park talks
Gardaí are due to start enforcing a number of measures tomorrow in protest at the cuts which will see them refuse to use personal equipment and strictly follow safety procedures.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts
The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body
Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway
The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.
# No Confidence
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.
# Garda 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.
# Garda cuts
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.
# blue flu
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.
# blue flu
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.
# Garda cuts
Labour senator stands over claim that Shatter made joke about garda cuts
Alan Shatter strongly denies that he made a joke in relation to garda station closures as has been alleged by the Labour Senator John Whelan.
# An Garda Síochána
Dáil to debate garda station closures as ex-commissioner criticises cuts
Former garda assistant commissioner Martin Donnellan questioned the cuts to garda resources as the issue will be debated in the Dáil this week.
# Gardaí
100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate
Apart from the closure of 98 part-time garda stations, two large stations in Stepaside and Kill O’ the Grange, Dublin will also close.
# Gardaí
TD says retired gardai could free up staff for frontline
Some 340 Gardaí are engaged exclusively in administrative duties according to Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan.
# Garda cuts
Taoiseach to consult with Shatter after woman drove garda to crime scene
A woman in Donegal whose house was burgled had to collect a member of the gardaí and bring him to the crime scene last week, it has emerged.