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(...)

The body representing rank and file gardaí has said Garda overtime was a “safety valve” which offered the best value for money in policing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The cancellation of Garda overtime is an early “Christmas present for criminals”, the body representing rank and file gardaí has said. The Garda Repr(...)

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement. Members ofthe Garda Representative Association (GRA)backed the acco(...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

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