A mural in Dublin’s Temple Bar supporting a Yes vote in the same-sex referendum. The Garda’s representative body has called for a yes. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has stopped well short of supporting the right of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) to call on its me(...)

 Former Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland Nuala O’Loan:  “The guards need to be building confidence, not losing it. It is not the function of police officers who are sworn to uphold the law, to challenge the law and call for people to change the law in this way.”  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The right of the body representing rank-and-file gardaí to recommend a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has been defended by both the M(...)

“My objection is policing everywhere is supposed to provide an impartial and independent service and this clearly is not happening when a Garda representative association is taking a stance on a referendum which is being conducted by the state”, said Nuala O’Loan. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Baroness Nuala O’Loan has said she is appalled by calls from the Garda Representative Association (GRA) f(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly claimed in the Dáil recently that a serving garda had shot dead a member of the public and a colleague who witnessed the shooting was ordered to conceal the fact that he was there. Photograph: The Irish Times

TDs have abused the legal privilege they enjoy when speaking in the Houses of the Oireachtas to malign gardaí, the Garda Representative Association (G(...)

Young gardaí were ‘betrayed and pilloried’ by Garda management, the GRA head PJ Stone said. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Young and inexperienced probationer gardai who were assigned cases they should never have been have found themselves caught up in the allegations rais(...)

A file image of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan who has suggested that a new commission be established to examine Garda pay and conditions. Photograph: Eric Luke

Conor Lally Crime Correspondent In Westport The largest body representing members of An Garda Síochána has welcomed what it (...)

The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, arriving at the Garda Representatives Association annual Conference in Westport, Co. Mayo yesterday with GRA General Secretary PJ Stone. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

The largest body representing members of An Garda Síochána has welcomed what it believes is an acknowledgement from Garda Commissioner Martin C(...)

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 (...)