GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien photographed at the launch of the GSOC annual report 2013 at the Garda Ombudsman’s office in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The leadership of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has dismissed calls by some Garda members to resign over their handling of recent con(...)

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(...)

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has failed to obtain a High Court injunction preventing the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform b(...)

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn claimed the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had failed to learn lessons from the scandals and blamed everyone else but himself.

There were sharp exchanges between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Sinn Féin spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn in a row about Garda controversies,(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, said the promotions system within An Garda Síochána was biased, with the sons or daughters of serving or former senior officers more likely to be promoted than others. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The death of a teenager after he was released from Garda custody underlined the need for clear guidelines on how the force should handle intoxicated p(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, speaking to reporters at the  association’s annual delegate conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

The former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was forced out of office for political expediency and that was obvious to everyone, the largest Garda st(...)

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(...)

 John Parker  (left), believed the issue of violence against rank-and-file gardaí needed to be more urgently addressed than ever. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Taser stun guns should be available more widely to respond to the estimated 1,000 attacks carried out on gardaí each year, the Garda Representa(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph by Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Garda Representative Association has given its “100 per cent support” to interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan should she apply for (...)

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(...)