The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority would wait and be guided by the Garda Commissioner on whether there would be a widespread roll out of the cameras.

The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority w(...)

 Nóirín O’Sullivan: she said gardaí also had pepper spray and the asp baton to aid them in dealing with violent situations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The new armed Regional Support Unit will be in place within two months and will contribute to the armed policing response some members of the Garda Re(...)

Dermot O’Brien: ‘We have no intermediate form of force. What we have is a baton and pepper spray and then we jump from there to a gun. There is nothing in between that members could utilise to defend themselves.’ File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) feel betrayed by the government and Garda management says association president, Dermot O’Brien(...)

Gardaí say there is a chronic need for additional armed cover on a 24-hour basis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Rank-and-file gardaí are questioning whether it is realistic to remain a predominantly unarmed force in the face of increased violent crime and the t(...)

Most people are poorer because of the economic crash and the actions taken by government and private sector employers to bring their costs into line w(...)

Changes to rosters could affect  gardaí qualifying for these allowances and could hit their overall earning. Photograph: Frank Miller

In a report published a number of months ago, the Garda Inspectorate was highly critical of the existing roster arrangements in place for gardaí. It (...)

Kieran Mulvey said the amount of money paid to entry grade levels for the professions was ‘a problem that comes back to bite you after a while’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has called for the Lansdowne Road agreement to be “revisited” if teachers, gardaí or n(...)

Gardaí will begin balloting this week on proposed roster changes. File photograph: Collins Photos

Gardaí will begin balloting this week on proposed roster changes which, if accepted, will be trialled for a year. After the trial, members of the Ga(...)

Gardaí are to vote on proposed changes to their rosters. File photograph: Getty Images

Rank-and-file gardaí are to ballot on proposed changes to their rosters. The Garda Representative Association (GRA) said its 10,500 members will vote(...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)