Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan arriving at the GRA conference in  Killarney yesterday. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Rank-and-file unarmed uniformed gardaí were the first to arrive on the scene of incidents involving firearms and explosive devices but had litt(...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association protest outside Government Buildings yesterday over proposed public service cuts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Relations between the Government and the gardaí have hit a new low after the latest row between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Assoc(...)