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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.
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Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave
A number of the affected probationer gardaí had already made alternative accommodation arrangements.
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'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again
The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.
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A crime hotspot in dire need of more policing or just a horrible coincidence? Inside Shankill and Bray's hectic month
Murder, sexual assault and gun violence has blighted the area in the last month.
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'Criminals see us as weak': Gardaí want submachine guns available in rural areas
Garda representatives have said cross border criminals are not afraid to use guns and do not take gardaí seriously.
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'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty
The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.
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Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'
The Garda Representative Association said its members should no longer be “punching bags for every criminal who wants to take a pot shot”.
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'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground
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.
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'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018
Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.
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'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue
Superintendent Noel Cunningham said gardaí on the ground were frequently being called to serious incidents immediately after checkpoints.
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'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.
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Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him
The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing.
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'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?
A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.
Voices
Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year
‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.
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Sergeants and inspectors vote overwhelmingly to accept pay deal
In a ballot of 2,103 members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, 95% voted to accept proposals.
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It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal
Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.
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Daly surprised by Dublin direction but understands Cunningham's desire for change
The Clare man also opens up on the frantic spell that saw him enter and exit the race to succeed Davy Fitzgerald as Banner boss.
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GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal
The news comes after the GRA general secretary survived a motion of no confidence.
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Here's how much cash the average garda stands to gain from the pay deal
Gardaí are mulling over the deal as they wait for their ballot papers to arrive.
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Gardaí suspend three further strike days pending ballot on pay deal
The GRA’s central executive committee met at its Dublin headquarters today.
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'No amount of money is worth working more' - Anger among garda rank may scupper pay deal
Garda associations are due to start balloting their members on the Labour Court recommendations given to them Thursday night.
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Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers
They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment.
# Garda Strike
The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury
The Labour Court is now assessing submissions made by the GRA after the association said Friday’s strike will go ahead.
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Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error
Payslips received tonight show possible wage deductions after increments were apparently paid in error.
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Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay
Any non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court will be put to members for a ballot, the GRA has said.
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Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals
The assimilation of rent allowance into core pay and payment for parading time were included in proposals.
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'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice
Known as the Macushla Revolt, a meeting to protest an unfair pay deal led to the dismissal of 11 gardaí.
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With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies
Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.
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Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí
Middle-ranking gardaí will also stage two work-to-rule days before the November work stoppages.
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Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills
Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.
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'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates
The action comes after GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said they were ruling nothing out in terms of industrial action.
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Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down
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.
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'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay
Gardaí protesting today told us how austerity pay cuts affected them and their families.
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'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today
The new government will be greeted by some very dissatisfied public servants on their first day in the Dáil.
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Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day
They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.
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'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force
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.
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Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week
*Statistically — no, you don’t.
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New Garda recruitment campaign to begin tomorrow
Around 20,000 people are expected to apply for the new roles. Minister Alan Shatter is set to give more details on numbers tomorrow.