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#thin blue line

# thin-blue-line - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Sunday 17 June, 2018

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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Monday 28 May, 2018

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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”.

# thin-blue-line - Friday 22 December, 2017

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'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.

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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?

A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.

# thin-blue-line - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Monday 5 December, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 Daly surprised by Dublin direction but understands Cunningham's desire for change Thin Blue Line

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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Monday 7 November, 2016

Gardaí suspend three further strike days pending ballot on pay deal

The GRA’s central executive committee met at its Dublin headquarters today.

# thin-blue-line - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers

They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment.

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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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.

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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Monday 17 October, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

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

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

# thin-blue-line - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay Thin Blue Line This post contains videos

'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.

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

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.

# thin-blue-line - Monday 2 November, 2015

'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.

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

# thin-blue-line - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

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.