Gardaí who lack the required training can only ‘flash their lights, cross their fingers and hope for the best’, says GRA spokesman.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Up to 50 per cent of front line gardaí cannot participate in high speed chases or use sirens because they do not have basic training, according to the(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  at the AGSI annual delegate conference in  Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has said its members would consider going on strike in order to gain the right to join a union. It (...)

Siptu sector organiser Brendan O’Brien said the union’s members in the local authorities had worked tirelessly throughout Storm Emma to clear roadways.

Staff in local authorities who worked during the recent severe weather are to seek additional annual leave. Gardaí are also to consider on Thursday (...)

The amount paid out in compensation to gardaí for sustaining injuries after being attacked while on duty last year soared by 21 per cent to €5.7m.

The amount paid out in compensation to gardaí for sustaining injuries after being attacked while on duty last year soared by 21 per cent to €5.7m. Th(...)

GRA general secretary Pat Ennis said infighting within the organisation is “political”. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The general secretary of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) Pat Ennis has said he earns €130,000 a year. Mr Ennis also told RTÉ’s Morning Ire(...)

GRA general secretary Pat Ennis:  in a row over pay, many were unhappy with how  leadership handled the negotiations and he faced a no-confidence motion. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The leadership of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) is set to come under extreme pressure from its membership after the publication of a damn(...)

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(...)

Armed gardaí at a checkpoint on Portland Row, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Armed Garda patrols to detect and deter terrorism and organised crime gangs are being scaled back in a bid to reduce spending on overtime. The Garda (...)

Operation Hybrid, which tackles the Kinahan-Hutch feud, and Operation C-Port, for security at Dublin Port, are deemed security priorities, and have   been exempted from the current temporary overtime ban. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Significant restrictions on Garda overtime are set to remain in place until early next week despite a €50 million fresh injection of funding for polic(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Garda overtime was paid a month in arrears. “I would have hoped or assumed Garda management would have been aware of that.’’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Seanad on Wednesday night his officials had been in touch with the Garda Commissioner’s office about ov(...)

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