Jack Marrinan (right) at a GRA delegate conference in 1979. Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

John Marrinan, who has died aged 81, was a key moderniser of policing in Ireland. Always known as Jack, he was assigned to protection duties at the ho(...)

Jack Marrinan: was GRA general secretary for 27 years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death has taken place of Jack Marrinan, one of the key figures in the development of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents (...)

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(...)

An image of Carbury Garda station in Co Kildare which the GRA claims has been attacked by a criminal gang. Image: Google street view

Criminals have attempted to burn down a Garda station in Co Kildare, made serious threats against every officer stationed there and even followed one (...)

 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(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s allegations are being looked into, according to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan have both urged Independent TD Clare Daly to make a formal stateme(...)

A file image of gardaí graduating from the Garda Training College in Templemore. The Garda Representative Association said those leading the force need to be  speak out about how  Government cuts are damaging policing.

Those leading the An Garda Síochána need to be free from political control and to speak their minds about how Government cuts are damaging policing(...)

Rank-and-file gardaí want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full version Rank and file gardai want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The call is set to come at the an(...)