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(...)

The officer was speaking at the annual conference of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) in Salthill, Galway, where assaults on Garda members are being highlighted. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Policing the streets of Ireland proved more dangerous than a United Nations tour of duty to Bosnia, a member of the Garda has said. Garda Louis Brown(...)

Report shows gardaí are four times more likely to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety, compared with the general population. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Psychotherapists Linda Balfe and Paula Richards have spent years dealing with gardaí who have suffered from their experiences on the job: the brutalit(...)

The GRA wants the Garda public order unit  on standby across the State at weekends

Gardaí want riot squads, or public order units, to be on standby across the State at weekends to help deal with disturbances and for people who attack(...)

This year’s GRA conference is littered with motions on the inner workings of the organisation

Always a lively affair, the Garda Representative Association’s annual conference may put senior officers under pressure this time around. One of the (...)

Members in Mayo want Agsi to lobby  Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to extend more protections from online harassment to  members of force: Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Photographing or videoing Garda members without their consent and then sharing the images online in a way that identifies them should be criminalised,(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: has faced down calls  to step aside already this year over the  whistleblower controversy. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Having come out of a week of intense activity when she was forced to fight for her credibility and, indeed, her job, the future looks beset with troub(...)

Members of the armed forces will be able to look forward to a restoration of wages and enhanced protections after stepping into line with other public(...)

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