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#GRA

# gra - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes
# Armed Support
# Armed Support

Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes

May 25th 2022, 6:00 AM 55,139 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí have described the waiting times as unacceptable.

# gra - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Gardaí call for more resources as online child exploitation 'spiralling out of control'
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Gardaí call for more resources as online child exploitation 'spiralling out of control'

May 24th 2022, 12:57 PM 8,704 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of cases have been forwarded to Ireland from the US.

# gra - Monday 23 May, 2022

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car
# GRA
# GRA

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car

May 23rd 2022, 11:30 PM 202,902 Views 85 Comments

The GRA said gardaí are facing a massive morale problem.

# gra - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
# Drew Harris
# Drew Harris

Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action

Feb 23rd 2022, 2:29 PM 24,745 Views 17 Comments

The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.

# gra - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:33 PM 18,900 Views 0 Comments

Suspended members have been left in the dark while suspended from duty, the GRA conference heard.

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,220 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

# gra - Monday 22 November, 2021

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí
# Garda Assaults
# Garda Assaults

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:57 PM 8,710 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association will hold it’s first in person conference since 2019 today.

# gra - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
# Limerick Gardaí
# Limerick Gardaí

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'

Oct 20th 2021, 11:50 AM 19,825 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.

# gra - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
# Garda Dispute
# Garda Dispute

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:42 PM 27,809 Views 27 Comments

The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.

# gra - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
# Garda Drug Testing
# Garda Drug Testing

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 15,560 Views 46 Comments

The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.

# gra - Monday 1 March, 2021

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest
# GRA
# GRA

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest

Mar 1st 2021, 10:21 AM 20,352 Views 0 Comments

Garda McCarthy said there was “clear intent” to inflict harm on members of the force.

# gra - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Gardaí should be made 'high priority' for vaccine says representative association president
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Gardaí should be made 'high priority' for vaccine says representative association president

Jan 6th 2021, 1:58 PM 15,111 Views 52 Comments

A significant number of gardaí are currently self-isolating.

# gra - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
# GRA
# GRA

New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference

Dec 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 48,407 Views 23 Comments

Members vented their frustration during the conference.

# gra - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

No priority testing, one officer on NPHET - garda association criticises lack of involvement in pandemic policing plan
# Shackled
# Shackled

No priority testing, one officer on NPHET - garda association criticises lack of involvement in pandemic policing plan

May 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,522 Views 17 Comments

The GRA said this lack of representation has resulted in legal grey areas for officers while policing during this crisis.

# gra - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

Mar 31st 2020, 10:05 PM 31,072 Views 40 Comments

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.

# gra - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
# Back Up
# Back Up

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit

Jan 21st 2020, 10:35 AM 17,729 Views 41 Comments

Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.

# gra - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank
# Moving Up
# Moving Up

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank

Nov 14th 2019, 1:11 PM 42,342 Views 37 Comments

As many as 168 gardaí could be promoted under this proposal as the force seeks to fill gaps across the country.

# gra - Monday 11 November, 2019

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence
# Michael D'Arcy
# Michael D'Arcy

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence

Nov 11th 2019, 10:29 AM 26,906 Views 50 Comments

Michael D’Arcy made the comments on RTÉ yesterday afternoon.

# gra - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up
# GRA
# GRA

Fears that rural areas will lack resources after 'out of the blue' garda shake-up

Sep 26th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,317 Views 24 Comments

An Garda Síochana reduced its garda divisions and its regions as part of a restructuring model.

# gra - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,259 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# gra - Monday 17 June, 2019

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'

Jun 17th 2019, 3:20 PM 22,488 Views 38 Comments

President Jim Mulligan said he wanted to express the GRA’s admiration for the “dignity and bravery” of the former garda.

# gra - Monday 27 May, 2019

Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend
# Garda John Mccallion
# Garda John Mccallion

Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend

May 27th 2019, 12:16 PM 56,390 Views 5 Comments

Garda Dave Hearne died on the Wexford coast while Garda John McCallion died while cycling in Mayo.

# gra - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 26,074 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

# gra - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,741 Views 47 Comments

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# gra - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,323 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

# gra - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs
# Difference Is You
# Difference Is You

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

Apr 4th 2019, 5:28 PM 26,151 Views 97 Comments

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

# gra - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?
# Identity
# Identity

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Dec 19th 2018, 6:05 AM 21,688 Views 84 Comments

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

# gra - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
# Garda Review
# Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Nov 14th 2018, 12:03 PM 35,576 Views 50 Comments

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

# gra - Monday 22 October, 2018

Here's why people are talking about the Gender Recognition Act, and how important it is to trans people
# Gender Reformation Act
From The Daily Edge
# Gender Reformation Act

Here's why people are talking about the Gender Recognition Act, and how important it is to trans people

Oct 22nd 2018, 12:11 PM 3,632 Views 8 Comments

What it is and why it matters.

# gra - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting
# Crime
# Crime

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 45,012 Views 84 Comments

Around 50 officers attended a meeting in Shankill Garda Station on Monday evening.

# gra - Friday 14 September, 2018

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

Sep 14th 2018, 1:26 PM 24,129 Views 214 Comments

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

# gra - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner
# Day One
# Day One

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:06 AM 25,065 Views 51 Comments

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

# gra - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'
# Homeless
# Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

Aug 10th 2018, 12:33 PM 45,047 Views 197 Comments

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

# gra - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

Aug 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 12,844 Views 69 Comments

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

# gra - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Garda injured in acid attack was tracked as he left Dublin garda station to return home after shift
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Garda injured in acid attack was tracked as he left Dublin garda station to return home after shift

Jul 29th 2018, 9:00 PM 150,842 Views 52 Comments

The incident may have been captured on CCTV.

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics
# Training
# Training

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics

Jul 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 31,547 Views 36 Comments

The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.

# gra - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues
# Trauma
# Trauma

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

Jul 25th 2018, 7:29 PM 17,299 Views 42 Comments

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

# gra - Monday 16 July, 2018

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack

Jul 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,366 Views 34 Comments

An investigation into the attack is ongoing.

# gra - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Jul 12th 2018, 7:31 AM 30,851 Views 106 Comments

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

# gra - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating
# Acid Attack
# Acid Attack

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating

Updated Jul 5th 2018, 11:26 PM 90,357 Views 92 Comments

The officer received minor injuries to his face and hand at the start of last month and gang members separately turned up outside his child’s school.

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