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# gra - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 14,765 Views 49 Comments

Yesterday, the Dáil heard claims that gardaí had not been cooperating with the GSOC inquiry.

# gra - Friday 6 February, 2015

Garda shot in New Orleans is 'on the mend'
# Good News
# Good News

Garda shot in New Orleans is 'on the mend'

Feb 6th 2015, 10:52 PM 24,850 Views 66 Comments

Brian Hanrahan is waiting for doctors to allow him to fly home.

# gra - Monday 19 January, 2015

Assaults on the rise as garda gets €156k after being injured during arrest
# Occupational Hazard
# Occupational Hazard

Assaults on the rise as garda gets €156k after being injured during arrest

Jan 19th 2015, 6:30 PM 29,570 Views 113 Comments

The Garda Representative Association says it expects figures for assaults on gardaí in 2014 to show a marked increase.

# gra - Friday 7 November, 2014

Right2Water campaign says the gardaí have been put in an 'invidious position'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Right2Water campaign says the gardaí have been put in an 'invidious position'

Nov 7th 2014, 10:48 PM 22,005 Views 172 Comments

The group said it is committed to campaigning peacefully and condemns any violence.

Gardaí afraid of attacks from "darker element" of water protests
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí afraid of attacks from "darker element" of water protests

Nov 7th 2014, 12:56 PM 17,492 Views 278 Comments

In a statement from the Garda Representative Association, it states that “the uniform no longer offers the protection of our democratic society”.

# gra - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple's attackers look set to avoid prison
# Mayo
# Mayo

Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple's attackers look set to avoid prison

Oct 23rd 2014, 6:45 AM 20,982 Views 58 Comments

One of the off-duty gardaí who was attacked now has to wear glasses permanently – the GRA says offenders should feel the full rigours of the law.

# gra - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'

Sep 17th 2014, 8:38 AM 7,404 Views 72 Comments

The GRA’s General Secretary said that gardaí at the centre of the allegations need to have their say.

# gra - Monday 25 August, 2014

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks

Aug 25th 2014, 3:24 PM 19,590 Views 82 Comments

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

# gra - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice
# Justice
# Justice

Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice

Apr 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,841 Views 11 Comments

Speaking at the GRA conference yesterday evening, O’Sullivan said the force is determined to apprehend the people who murdered the 41-year-old father of two.

Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up

Apr 30th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,401 Views 19 Comments

Delegates at the GRA conference will debate the legal implications of doing this, with one who is in favour of the motion saying it would help keep intoxicated prisoners safe.

# gra - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work
# Long Hand
# Long Hand

Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work

Apr 29th 2014, 7:50 PM 13,814 Views 40 Comments

“It means we cannot have a free flowing conversation with the prisoner”, says one garda.

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals
# Relentless
# Relentless

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals

Apr 29th 2014, 5:43 PM 7,344 Views 19 Comments

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan said the force is determined to focus on drugs and organised crime.

Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...

Apr 29th 2014, 3:09 PM 17,724 Views 36 Comments

Minds out of the gutter, please, this is serious business.

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'

Apr 29th 2014, 1:04 PM 6,623 Views 14 Comments

Delegates at the GRA Conference have passed a motion calling for all gardaí to be given training in dealing with firearms and the various incidents in which they have to deal with them.

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?

Apr 29th 2014, 9:19 AM 14,888 Views 141 Comments

Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.

Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí

Apr 29th 2014, 8:10 AM 8,163 Views 32 Comments

GRA President John Parker said Noirín O’Sullivan has the 100 per cent support of his association.

# gra - Monday 28 April, 2014

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year

Apr 28th 2014, 6:47 PM 12,507 Views 65 Comments

Members of the GRA’s executive council said there is a need for a new system to address this, as well as legislation with harsher penalties for anyone who attacks a member of the force.

Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies

Apr 28th 2014, 11:23 AM 6,899 Views 27 Comments

In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference

Apr 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,600 Views 19 Comments

Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.

# gra - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'
# Not Welcome
# Not Welcome

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'

Apr 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,117 Views 68 Comments

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

# gra - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes
# Injured
# Injured

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Apr 14th 2014, 11:58 AM 10,126 Views 0 Comments

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

# gra - Friday 28 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 28th 2014, 10:56 PM 16,756 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.

Garda Representative Association says its members knew some calls were recorded
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Garda Representative Association says its members knew some calls were recorded

Mar 28th 2014, 10:54 PM 16,163 Views 108 Comments

However, it was understood that it the system was there to provide “clarify of what was said”.

# gra - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Garda sustains serious leg injury in Dublin assault
# Injured
# Injured

Garda sustains serious leg injury in Dublin assault

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:56 PM 38,316 Views 160 Comments

The male garda was attempting to make an arrest for a public order incident on Camden Street.

# gra - Thursday 31 October, 2013

305 new garda vehicles will 'only keep us at our current level'
# Garda Resources
# Garda Resources

305 new garda vehicles will 'only keep us at our current level'

Oct 31st 2013, 4:50 PM 12,965 Views 93 Comments

John Parker of the GRA said the new funding announced by Minister Shatter will not mean an increase in numbers in the fleet with one vehicle retired every two days.

# gra - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Gardaí turn back on the goodwill tap
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Gardaí turn back on the goodwill tap

May 22nd 2013, 10:29 AM 13,675 Views 45 Comments

Meanwhile, retired members of the force are worried about the impact Croke Park II will have on them.

# gra - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks
# Garda Pay
# Garda Pay

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks

May 14th 2013, 5:44 PM 13,493 Views 144 Comments

The GRA says its talks at the Labour Relations Commission mark the first time it’s ever negotiated directly with employers.

# gra - Monday 13 May, 2013

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?

May 13th 2013, 9:42 AM 16,937 Views 268 Comments

Gardaí believe they could offer more protection but opponents say they are dangerous weapons.

# gra - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added flirty (but ultimately disappointed) rhino
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added flirty (but ultimately disappointed) rhino

Apr 30th 2013, 7:50 PM 7,009 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'
# GRA Vs Garda Comm
# GRA Vs Garda Comm

Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'

Apr 30th 2013, 8:54 AM 8,703 Views 119 Comments

Martin Callinan said he had “no information or evidence of the allegations being spoken about” by John Parker.

# gra - Friday 12 April, 2013

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle
# Garda Protest
# Garda Protest

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle

Apr 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 11,997 Views 171 Comments

Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.

# gra - Monday 25 March, 2013

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force

Mar 25th 2013, 9:48 PM 16,928 Views 117 Comments

Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.

# gra - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns
# Armed
# Armed

Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 30,561 Views 263 Comments

Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.

# gra - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II
# Vote No
# Vote No

Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II

Mar 20th 2013, 12:38 PM 6,196 Views 74 Comments

The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants have said the proposals were “unfair” and “disproportionate” on its 2,700 members.

GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay

Mar 20th 2013, 12:00 PM 8,118 Views 84 Comments

The Garda Representative Association says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” .

# gra - Sunday 3 March, 2013

'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts

Mar 3rd 2013, 2:40 PM 28,675 Views 116 Comments

The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.

Varadkar: No special pay deals for unions who walked out of talks
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Varadkar: No special pay deals for unions who walked out of talks

Mar 3rd 2013, 2:05 PM 10,029 Views 73 Comments

The transport minister says unions who left the Croke Park 2 talks left members “high and dry” and cannot get concessions.

# gra - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Gardaí to roll out 'second menu of options' after GRA meeting next week
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Gardaí to roll out 'second menu of options' after GRA meeting next week

Mar 2nd 2013, 2:15 PM 11,396 Views 83 Comments

The new set of options could see gardaí refuse to work overtime without a written request from the officer in charge.

# gra - Saturday 23 February, 2013

GRA: No option but to register Garda anger through protest
# Garda
# Garda

GRA: No option but to register Garda anger through protest

Feb 23rd 2013, 12:59 PM 7,156 Views 97 Comments

The Garda Representative Association said that it is “disingenuous” of Minister Shatter to mention them re-entering talks when they “have always been excluded” from the main pay talks.

# gra - Friday 22 February, 2013

GRA protest at pay talks 'a bad day' for Garda reputation: Shatter
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

GRA protest at pay talks 'a bad day' for Garda reputation: Shatter

Feb 22nd 2013, 5:04 PM 12,192 Views 171 Comments

The Minister for Justice criticises the attitude of Garda bodies for refusing to participate in the public pay talks.