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(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  at the AGSI annual delegate conference in  Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has said its members would consider going on strike in order to gain the right to join a union. It (...)

Det Supt Colm Fox: he had led many major criminal investigations, including into murders and gangland crimes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Garda sergeants and inspectors are becoming concerned at the number of suicides in the Garda, and want a strategic plan to help reduce the number of m(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

Sgt Pat Baldwin said in many cases when video and photographs of gardaí policing protests were published online, those viewing them were invited to comment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The young son of a garda was approached at a GAA match and told his father was a “scumbag” for policing a protest, after a social-media campaign was r(...)

 AGSI president Antoinette Cunningham: She  said the result backs its contention that allowing gardaí use of State industrial relations agencies works.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mid-ranking gardaí have followed their rank-and-file colleagues in backing a pay deal, ending the threat of a widespread policing strike. The Associ(...)

AGSI president Antoinette Cunningham:  her organisation has asked Kevin Duffy to retract his  comments. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has said he has full confidence in the chairman of the Public Service Pay Commission after he describe(...)

The Labour Court proposal  includes an increase in rent allowance of €500 a year, which will be restored to recently-recruited gardaí on acceptance of the proposal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gardaí are to meet on Monday to plan their next steps following the suspension of industrial action, due to take place last Friday. Three further str(...)

General secretary of the  Civil, Public and  Services Union Eoin Ronayne: said State’s offering to gardaí was “a welcome precedent that we expect will facilitate the rollback of the 105-plus unpaid hours a year each of our members works”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The pay proposals put forward by the Government to two Garda representative groups this week in an attempt to avert an unprecedented strike on Friday (...)

Offenders first appear at District Courts when they are accused of more serious criminal offences, which go on to be heard at the Circuit Criminal Court and the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Courts in some areas are likely to close if impending industrial action by gardaí goes ahead from Friday. District Courts around the country will bea(...)

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