Antoinette Cunningham president of the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors (AGSI) talks to reporters. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Garda sergeants and inspectors have decided to join their rank and file colleagues on four days of strike action next month. The decision was arrived(...)

Richard Bruton: the Minister for Education’s spokesman said the decision of the ASTI not to co-operate with contingency plans means widespread schools closures are now inevitable. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda sergeants and inspectors are expected to significantly increase industrial relations pressure on the Government today and vote in favour of joi(...)

The Garda press office issued a statement  saying Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan “would like to make it clear that she was not privy to nor approved of any action designed to target any Garda employee who may have made a protected disclosure and would condemn any such action”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is expected to appoint a senior member of the judiciary to examine allegations made by a Garda wh(...)

Pat Ennis general secretary of the  Garda Representative Association speaking to the media at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

As gardaí plan to take unprecedented strike action for four days, the Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has told Ministers he is unwilli(...)

 The Association of Garda Sergeants  said it had been told by the Government and Garda management that issues surrounding Garda pay would be dealt with as part of a review of the Garda. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) is to recommend to members that they back the Lansdowne Road pay deal in a new ballot to take(...)

Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors leaving Dublin Castle for Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several hundred senior gardaí marched to Government Buildings on Tuesday in a protest over stalled progress on the restoration of their pay to 2008 le(...)

Garda rosters were described as “not family friendly” and as making the job of officers more difficult. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senior gardaí will march on Leinster House on Tuesday in the first of a series of actions to secure restoration of their pay to 2008 levels. Members(...)

‘Many front line members do not know on a daily or weekly basis, what the current threat level in Ireland is and we are asking that this is rectified immediately,’ said Sgt Antoinette Cunningham, on behalf of Agsi’s national executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí are ill prepared for any international terrorist strike in Ireland and would be left to “run around like headless chickens” if a bombing or mas(...)

GSOC was set up with the very clear objective of investigating complaints against members of An Garda Síochána and that asking it to act as a confidential recipient may not achieve the aim of encouraging whistleblowers to come forward, the conference heard. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

GSOC should not be appointed as a confidential recipient for Garda whistle-blowers as members may be reluctant to confide in a body which may h(...)

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