Ms Cunningham said members were “severely tested” by protests in Dublin .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda members were “really concerned” that pandemic measures “became viewed as Garda regulations and not health regulations,”the general secretary of (...)

Gardaí had no place to isolate after contact with suspected Covid-19 cases, and had ‘no choice’ but to return to their homes, the Oireachtas justice committee will hear on Tuesday.  File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Gardaí were regularly left fearing that they had passed Covid-19 on to vulnerable relatives as no isolation accommodation was provided for members dur(...)

GRA president Frank Thornton said it was “committed to a zero-tolerance policy on drug-taking by any members of the force. Photograph: Frank Miller

The main Garda staff associations have called for a meeting with senior Garda management to clarify how a new system of drug testing within the force (...)

Gardaí and teachers are seeking the introduction of a separate vaccination programme to run in parallel with the new age-based system for the general public

The HSE has told hospitals that in exceptional circumstances they can provide surplus vaccines to people who do not have conditions that could leave t(...)

Chairwoman of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Karina Butler: ‘I am confident that once people understand why decisions are taken . . . they will probably find no disagreement.’ File photograph: Collins

The change in how Covid-19 vaccines are administered is “not a measure of how valued or how important” certain workers are, but is designed to cut rap(...)

Micheál Martin speaking outside Government buildings. Photograph: RTÉ

  A decision by the Government to overhaul the allocation of Covid-19 vaccines has sparked anger and concern as the Cabinet agreed to begin easi(...)

The State has not vaccinated enough people to take risks when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions, Ministers have been warned. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The State has not vaccinated enough people to take risks when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions, Ministers were warned on Monday night. The Cabinet (...)

General secretary of the INTO John Boyle. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the proposed new public service pay agreement being ratified has received a boost after members of two of the largest unions in the St(...)

Siptu deputy general secretary John King welcomed the pay-deal proposals

The country’s largest trade unions have backed the proposed new public service agreement that was concluded early on Friday morning. However, staff r(...)

  Agsi  said its General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham had made inquiries with Garda Headquarters about a successor to the Public Service Stability Agreement    but was told “there is no meeting for staff associations imminent.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Groups representing gardaí and military officers have voiced “deep concern” at their apparent exclusion from exploratory talks on a new public servic(...)

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