Emails reveal Joe Ainsworth, head of the Garda fleet, said  there was no money for a Traffic Corps   revamp and suggested “freeing up” funds by dropping the purchase of  motorbikes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

A planned order for new Garda motorcycles has been ditched by management looking for ways of “freeing up” money to pay for a rebrand of the Traffic Co(...)

Garda superintendents have said they will not engage with changes within the force after they claimed the Government reneged on a pay deal. The gene(...)

The Garda Representative Association said the Government move had ‘potentially stored up future grievances’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rank and file gardaí have described as “a flagrant injustice” a Government decision that they should not be given the right to strike. The Cabinet on(...)

 Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike, a new Government report has urged. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Members of An Garda Síochána should not be allowed go on strike and new measures should be put in place to stop lower-level industrial action affectin(...)

Conor Brady, Sir Peter Fahy, Dr Johnny Connolly, Kathleen O’Toole, Chairperson, Donncha O’Connell, Helen Ryan and Dr Eddie Molloy at the first meeting of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

No other members of the commission set up to lead reform of the Garda are expected to step down, following the surprise resignation of one of its most(...)

Jim O’Callaghan: there were shameful errors by the Garda regarding breath tests “and I regret to say this [was]  dishonestly recorded on the Pulse system”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Political interference damaged An Garda Síochána throughout the State’s history, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. She said the great respect th(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has told senior gardaí they ‘must do better’ to restore public confidence in the force. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has told senior gardaí they “must do better” to restore public confidence in the force. In a defiant address to(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is addressing the AGSI conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Garda needs to be more open and interactive with the media to ensure that reliable information about policing reaches the public, a Garda conferen(...)

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) take part in a strike  over a pay dispute in  November.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The industrial relations year began with threats of strikes at the Luas light rail system in Dublin. It will end with the knock-on impact of the Luas(...)

Ministers were alarmed at how close the State came to an unprecedented strike by more than 12,000 gardaí last month. File photograph: Getty Images

New restrictions on members of An Garda Síochána going on strike or taking other forms of industrial action are expected to be discussed by the Cabine(...)

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