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# gra - Monday 1 March, 2021

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest
# GRA
# GRA

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest

Mar 1st 2021, 10:21 AM 20,280 Views 0 Comments

Garda McCarthy said there was “clear intent” to inflict harm on members of the force.

# gra - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Gardaí should be made 'high priority' for vaccine says representative association president
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Gardaí should be made 'high priority' for vaccine says representative association president

Jan 6th 2021, 1:58 PM 15,076 Views 52 Comments

A significant number of gardaí are currently self-isolating.

# gra - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
# GRA
# GRA

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference

Dec 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 48,140 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

# gra - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

No priority testing, one officer on NPHET - garda association criticises lack of involvement in pandemic policing plan
# Shackled
# Shackled

No priority testing, one officer on NPHET - garda association criticises lack of involvement in pandemic policing plan

May 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,511 Views 17 Comments

The GRA said this lack of representation has resulted in legal grey areas for officers while policing during this crisis.

# gra - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

Mar 31st 2020, 10:05 PM 31,057 Views 40 Comments

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.

# gra - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
# Back Up
# Back Up

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit

Jan 21st 2020, 10:35 AM 17,625 Views 41 Comments

Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.

# gra - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank
# Moving Up
# Moving Up

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank

Nov 14th 2019, 1:11 PM 42,232 Views 37 Comments

As many as 168 gardaí could be promoted under this proposal as the force seeks to fill gaps across the country.

# gra - Monday 11 November, 2019

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence
# Michael D'Arcy
# Michael D'Arcy

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence

Nov 11th 2019, 10:29 AM 26,831 Views 50 Comments

Michael D’Arcy made the comments on RTÉ yesterday afternoon.

# gra - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up
# GRA
# GRA

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up

Sep 26th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,267 Views 24 Comments

An Garda Síochana reduced its garda divisions and its regions as part of a restructuring model.

# gra - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,151 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# gra - Monday 17 June, 2019

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'

Jun 17th 2019, 3:20 PM 22,427 Views 38 Comments

President Jim Mulligan said he wanted to express the GRA’s admiration for the “dignity and bravery” of the former garda.

# gra - Monday 27 May, 2019

Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend
# Garda John Mccallion
# Garda John Mccallion

Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend

May 27th 2019, 12:16 PM 56,242 Views 5 Comments

Garda Dave Hearne died on the Wexford coast while Garda John McCallion died while cycling in Mayo.

# gra - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 25,937 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

# gra - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,575 Views 46 Comments

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# gra - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,261 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

# gra - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs
# Difference Is You
# Difference Is You

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

Apr 4th 2019, 5:28 PM 26,040 Views 98 Comments

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

# gra - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?
# Identity
# Identity

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Dec 19th 2018, 6:05 AM 21,334 Views 84 Comments

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

# gra - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
# Garda Review
# Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Nov 14th 2018, 12:03 PM 35,532 Views 50 Comments

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

# gra - Monday 22 October, 2018

Here's why people are talking about the Gender Recognition Act, and how important it is to trans people
# Gender Reformation Act
From The Daily Edge
# Gender Reformation Act

Here's why people are talking about the Gender Recognition Act, and how important it is to trans people

Oct 22nd 2018, 12:11 PM 3,463 Views 8 Comments

What it is and why it matters.

# gra - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting
# Crime
# Crime

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 44,704 Views 84 Comments

Around 50 officers attended a meeting in Shankill Garda Station on Monday evening.

# gra - Friday 14 September, 2018

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

Sep 14th 2018, 1:26 PM 24,050 Views 214 Comments

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

# gra - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner
# Day One
# Day One

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:06 AM 24,976 Views 51 Comments

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

# gra - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'
# Homeless
# Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

Aug 10th 2018, 12:33 PM 44,884 Views 190 Comments

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

# gra - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

Aug 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 12,778 Views 69 Comments

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

# gra - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Garda injured in acid attack was tracked as he left Dublin garda station to return home after shift
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Garda injured in acid attack was tracked as he left Dublin garda station to return home after shift

Jul 29th 2018, 9:00 PM 150,656 Views 51 Comments

The incident may have been captured on CCTV.

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics
# Training
# Training

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics

Jul 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 31,212 Views 38 Comments

The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.

# gra - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues
# Trauma
# Trauma

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

Jul 25th 2018, 7:29 PM 17,113 Views 42 Comments

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

# gra - Monday 16 July, 2018

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack

Jul 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,135 Views 34 Comments

An investigation into the attack is ongoing.

# gra - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Jul 12th 2018, 7:31 AM 30,793 Views 106 Comments

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

# gra - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 11:26 PM 89,914 Views 92 Comments

The officer received minor injuries to his face and hand at the start of last month and gang members separately turned up outside his child’s school.

# gra - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit

May 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,016 Views 12 Comments

The Acting Garda Commissioner has said the organisation can not put a plan in place until the political situation is sorted out.

# gra - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD

May 29th 2018, 1:12 PM 9,308 Views 31 Comments

A new study found gardaí who have suffered trauma related to their job do not feel they received adequate support from management.

# gra - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty

May 28th 2018, 6:07 PM 15,081 Views 60 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.

# gra - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'

Apr 29th 2018, 5:00 PM 30,011 Views 98 Comments

The Garda Representative Association said its members should no longer be “punching bags for every criminal who wants to take a pot shot”.

# gra - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars
# Resources
# Resources

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars

Apr 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 30,364 Views 74 Comments

Just 53 of the promised 260 vehicles for this year have come on stream so far.

# gra - Friday 6 April, 2018

'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit

Apr 6th 2018, 6:05 AM 13,294 Views 19 Comments

Many gardaí fear the border region is being neglected.

# gra - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers
# Up The Ladder
# Up The Ladder

Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers

Mar 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,461 Views 56 Comments

Superintendents are refusing to conduct promotion interviews until their pay dispute is resolved.

# gra - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Gardaí's home and car targeted as they investigate actions of criminal gang in north-east
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Gardaí's home and car targeted as they investigate actions of criminal gang in north-east

Mar 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 50,313 Views 47 Comments

Intimidation of officers can be common.

# gra - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting
# Garda Resources
# Garda Resources

Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:11 AM 72,883 Views 0 Comments

The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.

# gra - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:04 PM 21,756 Views 73 Comments

The GRA says there is no comparable occupation where employees are likely to suffer such a debilitating range of injuries while doing their normal duties.

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