John Parker  (left), believed the issue of violence against rank-and-file gardaí needed to be more urgently addressed than ever. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Taser stun guns should be available more widely to respond to the estimated 1,000 attacks carried out on gardaí each year, the Garda Representa(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter with (now former) Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The largest Garda staff association in the State has said that its members were aware of recording take place at Garda stations, but have been (...)

At the press conference to launch the GRA’s annual conference were (from left) the association’s vice-president Dermot O’Brien, president John Parker and deputy general secretary John Healy. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has strongly rejected claims from the largest Garda body in the State that crime rates are being compiled in(...)

At the press conference to launch the GRA’s annual conference were (from left)   the association’s vice-president Dermot O’Brien, president John Parker and deputy general secretary John Healy. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

Crime rates are being compiled in a manner that conceals many offences and Garda resources are so depleted that the investigation of crime has (...)

Garda Representative Association general secretary PJ Stone participating in a protest over proposed Garda pay cuts under the new Croke Park agreement outside Leinster House in Dublin last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

Delegates representing rank and file gardaí are to demand they have a voice at future negotiations on pay at their annual conference, starting (...)