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# 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 25,556 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 35,234 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 33,358 Views 167 Comments

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

Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals

Nov 1st 2016, 6:28 AM 20,378 Views 92 Comments

The assimilation of rent allowance into core pay and payment for parading time were included in proposals.

# gra - Monday 31 October, 2016

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation
# Dispute
# Dispute

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation

Oct 31st 2016, 8:05 AM 12,101 Views 64 Comments

The Government is expected to being a proposal document to talks with GRA when the two sides meet later today.

# gra - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Oct 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 18,048 Views 163 Comments

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# gra - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice
# Macushla Revolt
# Macushla Revolt

'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice

Oct 22nd 2016, 8:30 PM 13,575 Views 36 Comments

Known as the Macushla Revolt, a meeting to protest an unfair pay deal led to the dismissal of 11 gardaí.

# gra - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies

Oct 18th 2016, 5:14 PM 20,671 Views 58 Comments

Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.

# gra - Monday 17 October, 2016

Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí

Oct 17th 2016, 8:55 PM 61,263 Views 144 Comments

Middle-ranking gardaí will also stage two work-to-rule days before the November work stoppages.

# gra - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Senior gardaí want pay restoration of 16.5% or industrial action could be on the cards
# Pay Claim
# Pay Claim

Senior gardaí want pay restoration of 16.5% or industrial action could be on the cards

Oct 4th 2016, 8:12 PM 13,120 Views 104 Comments

Rank-and-file gardaí announced last week they would strike in a dispute over pay.

# gra - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Looking back: Here's how things looked the last time the gardaí went on strike
# The Blue Flu
# The Blue Flu

Looking back: Here's how things looked the last time the gardaí went on strike

Oct 1st 2016, 6:10 AM 25,225 Views 60 Comments

In 1998, 5,000 gardaí went on strike in an unusual manner – they called in sick en masse.

# gra - Thursday 29 September, 2016

GRA boss accepts planned strike may not be legal
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

GRA boss accepts planned strike may not be legal

Sep 29th 2016, 5:30 PM 12,865 Views 57 Comments

Gardaí are planning to withdraw their services on four days in November in dispute over pay.

# gra - Sunday 25 September, 2016

The government has offered a pay deal to a Garda union
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

The government has offered a pay deal to a Garda union

Sep 25th 2016, 12:18 PM 23,691 Views 41 Comments

It ends three months of negotiation and, if approved by members, would avert a possible strike.

# gra - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Garda union is asking members whether or not they want to strike over pay
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

The Garda union is asking members whether or not they want to strike over pay

Sep 7th 2016, 7:49 AM 8,169 Views 37 Comments

Gardaí are currently subject to a freeze in pay increments as a result of having rejected the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

# gra - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner
# Dear Commissioner
# Dear Commissioner

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner

Aug 30th 2016, 9:00 PM 46,452 Views 151 Comments

Garda numbers have declined significantly in recent years, from 14,500 in 2010 to 12,801 in 2016.

# gra - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

Aug 7th 2016, 9:00 PM 30,244 Views 59 Comments

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

# gra - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills

Jul 19th 2016, 3:18 PM 17,630 Views 48 Comments

Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.

# gra - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates

Jun 30th 2016, 1:35 PM 30,515 Views 91 Comments

The action comes after GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said they were ruling nothing out in terms of industrial action.

# gra - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down

Jun 28th 2016, 9:49 AM 10,427 Views 20 Comments

GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said a pay freeze due to come into force this Friday would have a disproportionate effect on the newest garda recruits.

# gra - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Gardaí don't want any new recruits until their pay cuts are reversed
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Gardaí don't want any new recruits until their pay cuts are reversed

May 4th 2016, 5:46 PM 14,784 Views 47 Comments

The Garda Representative Association welcomed the commitment to increasing numbers to 15,000 but said pay needs to be tackled first.

# gra - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'
# Evidence
# Evidence

Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'

Apr 27th 2016, 6:02 PM 12,602 Views 25 Comments

Garda delegates heard of the benefits UK police officers have seen since the introduction of body cameras

Money offered on social media for personal information of gardaí
# Under Threat
# Under Threat

Money offered on social media for personal information of gardaí

Apr 27th 2016, 6:02 AM 27,883 Views 43 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called on management to address attacks against members online.

# gra - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens
# Emergency
# Emergency

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens

Apr 26th 2016, 1:12 PM 43,199 Views 120 Comments

Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.

'They are mothers, they are fathers': Unarmed gardaí 'scared' of gangs with guns
# Gangland Violence
# Gangland Violence

'They are mothers, they are fathers': Unarmed gardaí 'scared' of gangs with guns

Apr 26th 2016, 6:05 AM 12,973 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí who were first on the scene of the Regency Hotel shooting were left shaken by the incident.

# gra - Monday 25 April, 2016

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
# Guardians Of The Peace
# Guardians Of The Peace

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?

Apr 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 21,742 Views 100 Comments

Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.

# gra - Friday 22 April, 2016

Gardaí shoot down new rostering proposal
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Gardaí shoot down new rostering proposal

Apr 22nd 2016, 4:45 PM 19,839 Views 65 Comments

GRA leadership have said that pay restoration is now its number one priority.

# gra - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Industrial action across other sectors stirring discontent among gardaí
# Pay Restoration
# Pay Restoration

Industrial action across other sectors stirring discontent among gardaí

Mar 27th 2016, 7:45 AM 15,516 Views 44 Comments

Rural members have spoken to TheJournal.ie about the frustration among their members.

# gra - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'I earned more when I worked in a newsagents': New gardaí speak out over low pay
# Struggling To Get By
# Struggling To Get By

'I earned more when I worked in a newsagents': New gardaí speak out over low pay

Mar 23rd 2016, 5:34 PM 48,685 Views 161 Comments

Some have taken out loans to pay rent.

# gra - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Gardaí 'considering strike action' as anger grows among rank-and-file members
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

Gardaí 'considering strike action' as anger grows among rank-and-file members

Mar 20th 2016, 6:20 PM 32,088 Views 133 Comments

Members have express frustration that more action hasn’t been taken to restore pay.

# gra - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

Feb 24th 2016, 2:35 PM 11,031 Views 56 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# gra - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card
# GRA
# GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Feb 14th 2016, 2:24 PM 12,916 Views 20 Comments

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

# gra - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays
# Overtime
# Overtime

Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays

Dec 22nd 2015, 11:08 AM 21,494 Views 142 Comments

Whole districts across the country have not received their unsocial hours allowances on time.

# gra - Monday 2 November, 2015

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Nov 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 17,222 Views 60 Comments

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# gra - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Rank and file gardaí overwhelmingly reject new public pay deal
# Lansdowne Road
# Lansdowne Road

Rank and file gardaí overwhelmingly reject new public pay deal

Oct 29th 2015, 2:55 PM 20,403 Views 84 Comments

10.9% voted Yes while 86.5% voted No.

They've FINALLY put out the call for participants in Irish First Dates
# First Dates
From The Daily Edge
# First Dates

They've FINALLY put out the call for participants in Irish First Dates

Oct 29th 2015, 12:38 PM 7,146 Views 8 Comments

OUR HEARTS!

# gra - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division
# Border Policing
# Border Policing

Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division

Oct 20th 2015, 12:11 PM 21,445 Views 52 Comments

16 of the 27 gardaí temporarily transferred to Louth are coming from the Cavan/Monaghan division.

# gra - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Two gardaí assaulted after stopping motorcycle in Ballyfermot
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two gardaí assaulted after stopping motorcycle in Ballyfermot

Sep 2nd 2015, 10:45 PM 28,941 Views 54 Comments

Both men sustained serious facial injuries and one remains in hospital.

# gra - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
# Policing
# Policing

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:15 PM 30,209 Views 224 Comments

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# gra - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'
# Under-resourced
# Under-resourced

'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'

Apr 29th 2015, 9:18 PM 36,784 Views 74 Comments

A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.