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Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) expresses alarm at reports of budget cuts to DNA testing management in order to pay for last month’s visit of president Donald Trump. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has expressed alarm at reports of budget cuts to DNA testing management in order to pay for last month’s vi(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan  says he ‘does not accept’ the accusation he is negligent of Garda resourcing issues. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Photo Agency

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said organised crime will not be allowed to “run amok”. Speaking at the Garda Representative Association (GRA) an(...)

GRA general secretary Pat Ennis said infighting within the organisation is “political”. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The general secretary of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) Pat Ennis has said he earns €130,000 a year. Mr Ennis also told RTÉ’s Morning Ire(...)

GRA general secretary Pat Ennis:  in a row over pay, many were unhappy with how  leadership handled the negotiations and he faced a no-confidence motion. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The leadership of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) is set to come under extreme pressure from its membership after the publication of a damn(...)

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rank -and-file gardai have voted to accept the new public service pay agreement. Members ofthe Garda Representative Association (GRA)backed the acco(...)

The Garda Representative Association said the Government move had ‘potentially stored up future grievances’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rank and file gardaí have described as “a flagrant injustice” a Government decision that they should not be given the right to strike. The Cabinet on(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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