Gerry Blake said pensions for a retired former members of Garda ranks had fallen from €29,000 a decade ago to €26,000 at present.

Supporting adult children on reduced pensions leading to hardship, Garda Retired Members Association says

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter with interim Garda Commissioner Norín O’Sullivan and Gerry Smith (left), president of the Association of Garda Superintendents. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Minister urges senior officers not to leak to media about unfolding cases

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will address the Association of Garda Superintendents  conference this evening.

Association of Garda Superintendents accept ‘mistakes were made’

Gardaí outside the home of Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter in Dublin, after Army bomb experts were called to deal with a  package last week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Major security operation after envelope with white powder intercepted at sorting office

Senior Garda sources believe Callinan was sacrificed  to make the Government look strong

Senior sources say Callinan sacrificed to make Taoiseach look strong

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said the question of Garda intent to destroy recordings was ‘open to interpretation’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Senior Garda sources insist there were no plans to destroy recordings

Ian Bailey: is taking a civil action  for wrongful arrest, along with his partner Jules Thomas. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Recordings discovered in Banton Garda station after Ian Bailey took civil action

 Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter with Brian Purcell. Photograph: Frank Miller

Department of Justice secretary general has been at centre of dramatic events before

Members of the Garda outside the home of Ireland’s Justice Minister Alan Shatter in Dublin, after Army bomb experts were called to deal with an anti-semitic hoax chemical threat. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Army bomb disposal squad called to Minister’s house deal with suspect package

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