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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# pay back now

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# neglected
Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'
Gardaí at the GRA conference this year said no other public servants would be expected to work in these kinds of conditions.
# under-resourced
'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'
A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.
# shots fired
TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí
General Secretary of the GRA PJ Stone was responding to allegations made in the Dáil by TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.
# in the firing line
Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers
In many cases offenders get off with suspended sentences or community service, they say.
# Corruption
Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner
Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.
# pay back now
Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole
Vice President Ciaran O’Neill said people are going into work “barely able to feed their families, juggling what bills to pay”.
# Wanted
Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site
Garda representatives have said there is a “sinister element” to some of the protests and their members need better protection.
# arms raised
Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists'
Garda representatives are calling for tasers to be introduced.
# on the frontline
Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí
The Garda Representative Association annual delegate conference begins tomorrow.