The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has revealed results of a survey which found 86 per cent of its members, based on a 27 per cent sample, felt morale was either low or very low. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New initiatives aimed at addressing welfare and morale within An Garda Síochána are being developed for next year. Commitments on areas of concern w(...)

The Garda Representative Association has said a new police service allowance should be established “to compensate for the special disadvantages associated with police life”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The vast majority of Garda sergeants and inspectors believe morale within the force is very poor, according to a survey to be published today. The A(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  report said a fresh injection of frontline resources could come about through restructuring. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí should be relieved of desk-based duties such as filing incident reports and making entries to the force’s Pulse computer system and allowed ou(...)

Members of the AGSI voted a number of weeks ago to reject the new Lansdowne Road deal on public service pay, which the Government considers to be an extension of the previous Haddington Road deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Middle-ranking gardaí have said they will not work additional hours provided for under the Haddington Road Agreement beyond the end of this year. Und(...)

More than 2,000 gardaí have been injured on duty since the beginning of 2011, figures show. The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has responded b(...)

The Garda Ombudsman described its interaction with Sgt Michael Galvin in the period leading up to his death as appropriate and responsible. Photograph: Collins Photos

A Garda sergeant who took his own life in the station where he worked had been investigated by the Garda Ombudsman (Gsoc) about his interaction with a(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is expected to announce the recruitment of 250 new gardaí. Photograph:Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced the recruitment of 250 new gardaí ahead of her address to the Association of Garda Sergeants an(...)

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(...)