Jim Mulligan

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The GRA  is a powerful organisation which represents 12,500 gardaí  and which has a yearly income of almost €4m  in membership fees alone. Photograph: Getty Images

When members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) meet in Kerry for its annual conference on Tuesday it will be against a backdrop of deep mi(...)

Outgoing GRA president Jim Mulligan says militancy in the organisation includes ‘calls for industrial action at the height of a pandemic’. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The outgoing president of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has condemned the “militancy” of the association and has raised his concerns with(...)

Members of the Garda armed support unit  during  training exercise. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The main representative body for gardaí has said armed detectives should be retained until there are specialist firearms support units in every divisi(...)

Some members of the Garda Representative Association believe a two-day meeting of its central executive committee in a Galway city hotel was permitted under the rules while the leadership of the association has insisted it would breach Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A significant dispute has broken out within the largest Garda staff association about how to interpret the Covid-19 public health measures. Some memb(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Commended the Garda force for their “determined, persistent and painstaking investigation” that resulted in the murder conviction  of Aaron Brady. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Garda investigation into the murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe would continue despite the conviction of south Armagh man Aaron Brady and would be(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting of a detective in Castlerea on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McCormack

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Det Garda Colm Horkan, who was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Wednesday night. Det Garda Hor(...)

A Garda checkpoint in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The announcement of enhanced restrictions on social movement changed the role of policing in the coronavirus crisis, the president of the Garda Repres(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy: Garda Representative Association says his comments risk ‘undermining public confidence in our members policing the  Border’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been contacted by the Garda’s biggest staff body and asked to take action over comments by Minister of State Michael D’Arcy(...)

New Garda cars being delivered in 2015. File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost two thirds of Garda divisions across the Republic have fewer patrol vehicles than at the start of the year, figures show. An Garda Síochána fi(...)

Agsi president Antoinette Cunningham  said nobody in her organisation had seen any implementation plan for the new divisional policing model. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The biggest Garda staff bodies have for the first time strongly questioned and criticised Garda Commissioner Drew Harris’s plans to reorganise the for(...)

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