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# 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 30,535 Views 73 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 13,300 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 16,467 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 50,334 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 72,892 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 21,849 Views 69 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.

# gra - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Sep 26th 2017, 6:31 PM 9,104 Views 16 Comments

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# gra - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Sep 18th 2017, 5:55 PM 11,194 Views 50 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# gra - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Sep 17th 2017, 10:39 AM 20,259 Views 67 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

# gra - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

Sep 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 11,848 Views 43 Comments

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

# gra - Monday 3 July, 2017

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage
# Video Evidence
# Video Evidence

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:27 PM 15,383 Views 122 Comments

GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.

# gra - Sunday 25 June, 2017

# gra - Friday 23 June, 2017

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management
# Garda
# Garda

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 25,391 Views 95 Comments

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

# gra - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts
# Hard Border
# Hard Border

Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,259 Views 56 Comments

Garda representatives have said the force simply does not have the resources to police a hardened border.

# gra - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty
# The Fuzz
# The Fuzz

'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty

Apr 26th 2017, 12:50 PM 17,891 Views 50 Comments

“It’s not like we want to reunite the Dubliners and start growing beards all over the place.”

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport

Apr 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 25,167 Views 73 Comments

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'
# Data Issues
# Data Issues

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Apr 26th 2017, 1:00 AM 10,252 Views 10 Comments

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

# gra - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'
# Breath Tests
# Breath Tests

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Apr 25th 2017, 5:29 PM 14,872 Views 45 Comments

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai

Apr 25th 2017, 4:42 PM 28,182 Views 37 Comments

The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards?

Apr 25th 2017, 8:05 AM 39,818 Views 124 Comments

Currently, gardaí must be clean-shaven while on duty.

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him

Apr 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,638 Views 11 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing.

# gra - Monday 24 April, 2017

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

Apr 24th 2017, 6:34 PM 13,994 Views 36 Comments

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

Apr 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 11,960 Views 20 Comments

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

# gra - Monday 5 December, 2016

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal

Dec 5th 2016, 4:40 PM 12,523 Views 49 Comments

Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.

# gra - Friday 25 November, 2016

Public pay chairman retracts "garda mutiny" comments amid growing pressure
# Extremely Divisive
# Extremely Divisive

Public pay chairman retracts "garda mutiny" comments amid growing pressure

Nov 25th 2016, 6:44 PM 10,801 Views 56 Comments

A garda representative group has said they will be discussing Duffy’s impartiality at a December meeting.

# gra - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'I am astonished': Condemnation by gardaí of "mutiny" comments made by public pay chairman
# Astonishing
# Astonishing

'I am astonished': Condemnation by gardaí of "mutiny" comments made by public pay chairman

Nov 24th 2016, 7:16 PM 13,772 Views 68 Comments

The AGSI and GRA have said the comments are unhelpful at a time when their members are being balloted on a new pay deal.

# gra - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'A lack of respect and a lack of gardaí': 5,400 officers assaulted over 11 years
# The Call Of Duty
# The Call Of Duty

'A lack of respect and a lack of gardaí': 5,400 officers assaulted over 11 years

Nov 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 12,168 Views 82 Comments

Tasers, body worn cameras and minimum sentencing for assaulting officers have been called for.

# gra - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal

Nov 9th 2016, 5:45 PM 14,930 Views 11 Comments

The news comes after the GRA general secretary survived a motion of no confidence.

# gra - Friday 4 November, 2016

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated

Nov 4th 2016, 3:48 PM 26,250 Views 61 Comments

The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.

Poll: Was the GRA right to call off the Garda strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was the GRA right to call off the Garda strike?

Nov 4th 2016, 10:21 AM 25,580 Views 58 Comments

The GRA last night voted to defer today’s strike action by the slimmest of margins.

Garda strike: Here's the deal that's being offered to gardaí
# Garda Strikes
# Garda Strikes

Garda strike: Here's the deal that's being offered to gardaí

Nov 4th 2016, 9:19 AM 41,241 Views 107 Comments

New pay deal is on the table this morning as the GRA take out ads showing the plight of its members.

Widespread relief as garda strike called off at the 11th hour
# Relief
# Relief

Widespread relief as garda strike called off at the 11th hour

Nov 4th 2016, 7:58 AM 18,818 Views 55 Comments

The GRA will now ballot its members on recommendations from the Labour Court.

# gra - Thursday 3 November, 2016

The Garda strike tomorrow is OFF: GRA joins AGSI in deferring action
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

The Garda strike tomorrow is OFF: GRA joins AGSI in deferring action

Nov 3rd 2016, 11:59 PM 145,054 Views 153 Comments

A long, difficult day of negotiations has come to an end.

Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers

Nov 3rd 2016, 3:56 PM 11,367 Views 18 Comments

They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment.

'Skeletal service': These garda units will work tomorrow as most rank-and-file members go on strike
# Garda
# Garda

'Skeletal service': These garda units will work tomorrow as most rank-and-file members go on strike

Nov 3rd 2016, 12:03 PM 28,774 Views 84 Comments

This is the emergency cover which the GRA wants its members to provide.

The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury
# Garda Strike
# Garda Strike

The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury

Nov 3rd 2016, 8:16 AM 19,731 Views 83 Comments

The Labour Court is now assessing submissions made by the GRA after the association said Friday’s strike will go ahead.

# gra - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:51 PM 25,540 Views 55 Comments

Payslips received tonight show possible wage deductions after increments were apparently paid in error.

Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay

Nov 2nd 2016, 9:03 PM 35,160 Views 110 Comments

Any non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court will be put to members for a ballot, the GRA has said.

Poll: Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for duty on Friday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for duty on Friday?

Nov 2nd 2016, 10:33 AM 40,132 Views 110 Comments

There is less than 48 hours before gardai withdraw their labour for the first time in the history of the State.

# gra - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Garda Commissioner orders gardaí to work on strike day, calling it 'unprecedented' and 'gravely damaging'
# Report For Duty
# Report For Duty

Garda Commissioner orders gardaí to work on strike day, calling it 'unprecedented' and 'gravely damaging'

Nov 1st 2016, 4:02 PM 33,246 Views 167 Comments

It is unclear what action will be taken if gardaí ignore the directive.