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# 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 17,020 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 9,357 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 15,093 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 30,096 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 30,574 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 13,301 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 16,474 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 50,341 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 72,894 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 21,868 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 9,114 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 11,195 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 20,261 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 11,850 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 15,469 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 25,419 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 9,260 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 17,935 Views 53 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 25,178 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 10,256 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 14,882 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 28,190 Views 39 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 39,852 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 15,639 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 13,999 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 11,971 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 12,571 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 10,863 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 13,837 Views 67 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 12,179 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 14,938 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 26,266 Views 59 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 25,585 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 41,257 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 18,829 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 145,079 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 11,413 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 28,784 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 19,737 Views 83 Comments

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