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# gra - Last month November 2022

GRA to approach Justice Minister over Garda Commissioner's attitude towards rostering
# Motion
# Motion

GRA to approach Justice Minister over Garda Commissioner's attitude towards rostering

Nov 15th 2022, 6:05 PM 17,469 Views 11 Comments

The motion was passed at a conference today.

# gra - This year 2022

Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position

Oct 20th 2022, 1:07 PM 23,072 Views 0 Comments

Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.

Gardaí carry out searches in Cherry Orchard in response to patrol car being rammed
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí carry out searches in Cherry Orchard in response to patrol car being rammed

Sep 22nd 2022, 1:37 PM 15,229 Views 13 Comments

No arrests were made, but investigations are ongoing, Gardaí said.

Garda association and independent talks chairman embroiled in row over ‘misleading’ information
# Rostering Row
# Rostering Row

Garda association and independent talks chairman embroiled in row over ‘misleading’ information

Sep 17th 2022, 3:34 PM 19,159 Views 30 Comments

The chairman accused the Garda Representative Association of spreading ‘inaccurate’ information about rostering talks.

Garda groups meet Commissioner over roster proposal dispute
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Garda groups meet Commissioner over roster proposal dispute

Aug 19th 2022, 7:12 PM 16,717 Views 23 Comments

The roster dispute comes as gardaí and other public sector workers are engaged in a pay talks.

Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
# Blue Strife
# Blue Strife

Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'

Aug 17th 2022, 12:10 AM 32,158 Views 0 Comments

Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.

Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes
# Armed Support
# Armed Support

Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes

May 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 55,188 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí have described the waiting times as unacceptable.

Gardaí call for more resources as online child exploitation 'spiralling out of control'
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Gardaí call for more resources as online child exploitation 'spiralling out of control'

May 24th 2022, 12:57 PM 8,726 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of cases have been forwarded to Ireland from the US.

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car
# GRA
# GRA

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car

May 23rd 2022, 11:30 PM 203,193 Views 85 Comments

The GRA said gardaí are facing a massive morale problem.

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:29 PM 25,064 Views 17 Comments

The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.

# gra - Last year 2021

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:33 PM 18,929 Views 0 Comments

Suspended members have been left in the dark while suspended from duty, the GRA conference heard.

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,242 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí
# Garda Assaults
# Garda Assaults

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:57 PM 8,729 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association will hold it’s first in person conference since 2019 today.

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
# Limerick Gardaí
# Limerick Gardaí

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'

Oct 20th 2021, 11:50 AM 19,991 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
# Garda Dispute
# Garda Dispute

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:42 PM 27,874 Views 27 Comments

The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
# Garda Drug Testing
# Garda Drug Testing

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 15,602 Views 46 Comments

The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.

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 20,368 Views 0 Comments

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

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 15,127 Views 52 Comments

A significant number of gardaí are currently self-isolating.

# gra - All time

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 48,429 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

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 17,535 Views 17 Comments

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

'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 31,084 Views 40 Comments

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

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 17,768 Views 41 Comments

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

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 42,364 Views 37 Comments

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

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 26,927 Views 50 Comments

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

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 15,334 Views 24 Comments

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

'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 33,279 Views 33 Comments

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

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 22,502 Views 38 Comments

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

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 56,412 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 26,097 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

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 13,770 Views 47 Comments

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

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 23,348 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 26,173 Views 98 Comments

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

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 21,703 Views 84 Comments

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

'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 35,587 Views 49 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.

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 3,683 Views 8 Comments

What it is and why it matters.

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 45,067 Views 84 Comments

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

'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 24,160 Views 209 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.

'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 25,084 Views 51 Comments

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

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 45,213 Views 190 Comments

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

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 12,862 Views 69 Comments

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

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