Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: effectively acknowledged that the demand for pay restoration could come months earlier than planned. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is no doubt but that the Government is extremely worried about the prospect of Friday’s threatened Garda strike going ahead. While in public (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has urged officers to consider the long-term consequences of their intended strike action. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

Garda representative bodies are believed to be considering a Government request to defer strike pending a Labour Court hearing today. The Garda Repr(...)

If the State’s law enforcers break the law by taking strike action, they are not just acting illegally, they are failing the public they have sworn to(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: “There is an element that if this passes off without major incident she will be regarded to have done a good job under pressure,” said one senior officer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The move by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to direct every member of the Garda to be available for duty on Friday has changed the nature of the(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:   gardaí ordered to report for work  following an unprecedented intervention.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The contingency plan for the Garda’s planned withdrawal of service will not be fully clear until Thursday evening, until senior officers know how many(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe at a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Gardaí participating in Friday’s strike will have their pay docked and could be held liable for any damages that occur while they withdraw their labou(...)

The focus in Government Buildings and Garda HQ in Phoenix Park will now shift towards the contingency plans that will have to be put in place to police the country, and make its citizens feel secure on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The rejection by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) of the latest effort to avert a strike by members of the force poses challenges in the ind(...)

The Garda Representative Association has rejected an offer from the Government aimed at averting planned strike action. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has rejected an offer from the Government aimed at averting strike action which is due to take place from F(...)

The Garda Representative Association (above) and the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors  are threatening to withdraw their labour this coming Friday.

Gardaí have been offered a “substantial arrangements and a package” in a bid to avoid unprecedented strike action on Friday, according to Minister for(...)

Garda action: ‘Some of the younger ones feel trapped . . .  It’s not what they joined up for.’ Photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

This day next week, barring a breakthrough, the 12,871 men and women of An Garda Síochána will be reflecting on having effectively gone on strike to s(...)

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