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# garda resources
305 new garda vehicles will 'only keep us at our current level'
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.
# Croke Park II
Gardaí turn back on the goodwill tap
Meanwhile, retired members of the force are worried about the impact Croke Park II will have on them.
# garda pay
Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks
The GRA says its talks at the Labour Relations Commission mark the first time it’s ever negotiated directly with employers.
# Your Say
Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?
Gardaí believe they could offer more protection but opponents say they are dangerous weapons.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added flirty (but ultimately disappointed) rhino
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# GRA vs Garda Comm
Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'
Martin Callinan said he had “no information or evidence of the allegations being spoken about” by John Parker.
# Garda protest
Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle
Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.
# Garda cuts
Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force
Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.
# armed
Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns
Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.
# Vote No
Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II
The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants have said the proposals were “unfair” and “disproportionate” on its 2,700 members.
# Croke Park II
GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay
The Garda Representative Association says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” .
# Garda cuts
'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts
The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.
# croke park 2
Varadkar: No special pay deals for unions who walked out of talks
The transport minister says unions who left the Croke Park 2 talks left members “high and dry” and cannot get concessions.
# Garda cuts
Gardaí to roll out 'second menu of options' after GRA meeting next week
The new set of options could see gardaí refuse to work overtime without a written request from the officer in charge.
# Garda
GRA: No option but to register Garda anger through protest
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.
# Gardaí
GRA protest at pay talks 'a bad day' for Garda reputation: Shatter
The Minister for Justice criticises the attitude of Garda bodies for refusing to participate in the public pay talks.
# Garda cuts
UPDATE: Sergeants and inspectors join garda action in protest over pay cuts
The protest will see gardaí withdrawing all voluntary tasks and sticking following health and safety procedures.
# Croke Park Agreement
GRA hold protest outside Croke Park talks
Gardaí are due to start enforcing a number of measures tomorrow in protest at the cuts which will see them refuse to use personal equipment and strictly follow safety procedures.
# Cuts
Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts
The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am.
# Pay Cuts
Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body
Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?
Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?
# Garda cuts
Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway
The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.
# No Confidence
Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter
Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.
# Garda cuts
GRA national executive meeting to 'consider all options' following votes for industrial action
The GRA said concerns raised in recent meetings of garda divisions across the country will be brought before the national executive.
# Industrial Action
Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week
The rank-and-file gardaí also agreed not to work in prisons if prison officers go on strike.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support a garda 'blue flu'?
More Gardaí have voted in favour of industrial action as they face pay reforms.
# Garda cuts
More gardaí vote in favour of industrial action, no confidence in Shatter
Meetings of the Garda Representative Association in parts of Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary took place last night.
# blue flu
Gardaí across the country voting in favour of industrial action
Following a meeting in Cork City earlier this week, gardaí in other divisions have been voting on a potential ‘blue flu’ as well as motions of no confidence in Minister Shatter and Commissioner Callinan.
# blue flu
Gardaí in Cork City may opt for 'blue flu'
Last night gardaí in Cork City voted unanimously to pass a motion calling for industrial action over proposed cuts to pay and allowances.
# blue flu
Cork City gardai vote in favour of industrial action
Motion for action over proposed pay cuts passed unanimously at Cork City Garda division meeting this evening.
'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead while on duty in Dundalk last night.
# Croke Park
Shatter disappointed with Garda sergeants’ withdrawal from pay talks
The Minister for Justice says only those who take part in talks on extending Croke Park can influence them.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors withdrawing from Croke Park talks
The AGSI said yesterday that it was dissatisfied with the proposed cuts to allowances put on the table during talks.
# Cuts
Gardaí expected to withdraw from Croke Park talks
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.
# Allowances
Payment of garda allowances and overtime delayed until new year
The Garda Representative Association said a legacy has developed whereby the time discrepancy for payments can be as much as 56 days.