Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he did not think the treatment of Ms Burton and her assistant Karen O’Connell was ‘in any way acceptable’. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The representative body for rank and file gardaí has rejected allegations that members attempted to “stitch up” the Jobstown protesters who were acqui(...)

Garda Representative Association: Dermot O’Brien, the organisation’s president, and Frances Fitzgerald, the minister for justice, in Co Carlow in 2015. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts is to investigate alleged spending on hospitality and holiday vouchers by the partly State-funded Garda Re(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation joins the  Teachers’ Union of Ireland in recommending rejection of the pay deal

Primary school teachers look set to reject the proposed public sector pay deal under which 300,000 State employees would see an increase of between 6.(...)

About 23,000 State employees  will benefit least from the proposed new agreement

Teachers and gardaí have criticised elements of a draft public service pay deal under which 300,000 State employees will see their pay increase by bet(...)

 While An Garda Síochána’s Armed Support Units were launched in December 2016, rank-and-file gardaí are concerned about the force’s ability to cope if an attack occurred. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Each time there has been a terror attack in France, the UK or other parts of Europe in recent years, a worried though often vague debate ensues in Ire(...)

Public service management  wants to review premium payments given to those who currently work on Saturdays

The Government is seeking extra productivity and work-practice changes from the State’s civil and public servants in return for a new pay deal. Brief(...)

A garda demands pay restoration during a protest  outside Government Buildings, Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned the Government against making them pay more for their pensions in the future. Gardaí received a €50 million pay boos(...)

Two days before last winter’s  threatened garda strike a small number of GRA negotiators met with senior management. After the meeting a GRA statement asked a large number of gardaí from key units to report for work

The fallout from last winter’s threatened garda strike over pay is continuing, with a significant split in the force’s biggest staff body persisting a(...)

Beards are all the rage for police officers over in the UK but are banned for gardaí. Photograph: iStock

Rank-and-file gardaí want the right to grow beards and to scrap the ban on facial hair for gardaí in uniforms. The Garda Representative Association (G(...)

 Deputy Commissioner John Twomey: “I want to assure the public that every death is treated seriously and every death has been investigated.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Inaccuracies have been uncovered in the Garda’s homicide figures, following a review of 41 sample cases. Homicides include a variety of unlawful death(...)

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