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(...)

  Garda Ultan Sherlock told the GRA conference that he and his colleagues routinely worked shifts at unsocial hours and this underlined the need for basic catering facilities at Garda stations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are working from Portakabins in some parts of the country because proper plans were never put in place when Garda stations wer(...)

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(...)