Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland are due to hold the first of seven one-day strikes on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Special treatment for striking gardaí and secondary teachers would be “unacceptable” and trigger a series of claims from unions inside the Lansdowne R(...)

A withdrawal of labour by the great majority of the Garda Síochána for four Fridays in November would be nothing short of disastrous: damaging to the (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald over her response to the threatened Garda strike. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald over her response to the threatened Garda strike. The Governme(...)

Pat Ennis general secretary of the  Garda Representative Association speaking to the media at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

As gardaí plan to take unprecedented strike action for four days, the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has told Ministers he is unwilli(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (left) and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, at the publication of the Summer Economic Statement for 2016, at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to insist this week that financial emergency legislation, which was used to underpin cuts to public service pay and pension(...)

Chief Inspector Bob Olsen of the Garda inspectorate addressing the Agsi conference. Photograph: Paul Mealey

About 300 Garda members could be immediately released from desk-bound jobs and allowed to join their colleagues policing the streets if their posts we(...)

Members of the Garda outside the Dáil. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Garda sergeants and inspectors have expressed their concern that members of the force who would be first to the scene of any terrorist attack are not (...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was appointed in the aftermath of the controversies that saw her predecessor Martin Callinan leave the force. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest review of the effectiveness of and structure of the Garda force will make difficult reading for senior management. But for gardaí under pr(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner: “It is a matter of regret to An Garda Síochána that . . . nobody has been brought to justice for that crime. It remains an ongoing, live and open investigation.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The investigation into the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is still “live and open”, said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. She said the (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. Ms O’Sullivan’s tenure thus far has been criticised at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) conference.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The slow pace of Garda reform under Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been strongly criticised by a group of sergeants and inspectors. The Asso(...)

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