The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors complained over the Government ban on their participation in trade union action. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Council of Europe has upheld an earlier ruling permitting members of the Garda Síochána to strike and participate in trade union action.In a rulin(...)

The European Committee of Social Rights ruling means gardaí will now be able to strike and negotiate pay. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gardaí have won the right to strike in a landmark decision handed down by the Council of Europe.The Council’s European Committee of Social Rights uphe(...)

Assistant Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan revealed yesterday that in the past month alone, illicit drugs valued at €11 million had been seized by gardaí . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the largest drugs gangs in the State are “commodity brokers”who, not content with dealing in drugs, will also smuggle weapons and have increas(...)

Garda organisations say gardai have always been treated more generously than other public servants because the nature of their duties exposes them to injurious activities. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin “pulled the rug out” during consultations with Garda representative bodies over the i(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter addressing the Dáil on Tuesday evening.

The Government has expressed its confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and its chairman Simon O’Brien, despite concerns (...)

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace: ’unaware’ of incident referred to by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace has alleged Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is seeking to ‘discredit’ him by revealing he escaped penalty points(...)

Delegates at the AGSI conference in the Clarion Hotel in Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has condemned a small number of Garda sergeants and inspectors who walked out during a speech by Minister fo(...)

Agsi general secretary John Redmond (left), Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Agsi vice-president Antoinette Cunningham yesterday at the association’s conference in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly/Picsell

When Minister for Justice Alan Shatter travelled to the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) in Sligo (...)

PJ Stone, general secretary of the Garda Representative Association protesting against propsed cuts in pay outside Leinster House today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Organisations representing gardaí have pledged to continue their protests against cuts to members’ earnings under the proposed new Croke Park a(...)