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(...)

Kathleen O’Toole,  the chief of police in Seattle,  is to chair the 12-person commission which will conduct a root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

An independent root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána will not issue a final report for 16 months but may provide a series of rolling recommendat(...)

The LÉ Aisling was sold to a Dutch ship-broking agency in March for €110,000 and is now being advertised for $750,000 (€676,000).

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe has said he is satisfied that the sale price for the former Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Aisling reflected th(...)

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

The Cork auctioneer who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110, 000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel (...)

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(...)

John Barrett at the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting:  he has said that accounting practices at Templemore Garda College operated in plain sight and  were known to senior management for decades but  they never impeded the promotion of any of those involved

“The ugly truth tends to recur if it is not properly root-caused and appropriate lessons genuinely learned,” John Barrett, head of human resources at (...)

The chief executive of the Road Safety Association, Moya Murdock, has argued that an €80 fine is having little impact on higher-earning drivers

The Garda Representative Association has opposed a proposal from the Road Safety Association that motorists should face speeding fines linked to incom(...)

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