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    # gra conference
    Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
    Suspended members have been left in the dark while suspended from duty, the GRA conference heard.
    # gra conference
    'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations
    The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.
    # Housing Crisis
    Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
    The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.
    # gra conference
    Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud
    The Commissioner said he could always do with more resources but his responsibility is to use the budget he is given effectively.
    # gra conference
    Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'
    Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.
    # gra conference
    Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs
    Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.
    # hard border
    Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts
    Garda representatives have said the force simply does not have the resources to police a hardened border.
    # the fuzz
    'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty
    “It’s not like we want to reunite the Dubliners and start growing beards all over the place.”
    # Terrorism
    'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport
    Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.
    # Breath tests
    Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'
    Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.
    # thin blue line
    'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
    The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.
    # gra conference
    Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí
    An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.
    # guardians of the peace
    Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
    Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.
    # neglected
    Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'
    Gardaí at the GRA conference this year said no other public servants would be expected to work in these kinds of conditions.
    # under-resourced
    'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'
    A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.
    # shots fired
    TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí
    General Secretary of the GRA PJ Stone was responding to allegations made in the Dáil by TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.
    # in the firing line
    Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers
    In many cases offenders get off with suspended sentences or community service, they say.
    # Corruption
    Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner
    Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.
    # pay back now
    Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole
    Vice President Ciaran O’Neill said people are going into work “barely able to feed their families, juggling what bills to pay”.
    # Wanted
    Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site
    Garda representatives have said there is a “sinister element” to some of the protests and their members need better protection.
    # arms raised
    Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists'
    Garda representatives are calling for tasers to be introduced.
    # on the frontline
    Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí
    The Garda Representative Association annual delegate conference begins tomorrow.
    # gra conference
    PJ Stone says Callinan was sacked by government on 'political whim'
    The General Secretary of the GRA said the Department of Justice should have no control over who the next Garda Commissioner is.
    # gra conference
    G-Force: We still have a huge number of gay gardaí hiding every day
    A support network for the LGBT community said things have improved in the force but there’s still a way to go.
    # Justice
    Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice
    Speaking at the GRA conference yesterday evening, O’Sullivan said the force is determined to apprehend the people who murdered the 41-year-old father of two.
    # Locked Up
    Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up
    Delegates at the GRA conference will debate the legal implications of doing this, with one who is in favour of the motion saying it would help keep intoxicated prisoners safe.
    # long hand
    Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work
    “It means we cannot have a free flowing conversation with the prisoner”, says one garda.
    # relentless
    €11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals
    Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan said the force is determined to focus on drugs and organised crime.
    # gra conference
    Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...
    Minds out of the gutter, please, this is serious business.
    # gra conference
    51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'
    Delegates at the GRA Conference have passed a motion calling for all gardaí to be given training in dealing with firearms and the various incidents in which they have to deal with them.
    # gra conference
    Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí
    GRA President John Parker said Noirín O’Sullivan has the 100 per cent support of his association.
    # gra conference
    Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources
    The GRA said businesses and communities are paying the price for poor resourcing and people are now deciding not to report some crimes at all.
    # gra conference
    1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year
    Members of the GRA’s executive council said there is a need for a new system to address this, as well as legislation with harsher penalties for anyone who attacks a member of the force.
    # gra conference
    Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies
    In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.
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