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# agsi - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Gardaí win the right to strike in case against the State

Under the ruling, gardaí can be members of trade unions.

# agsi - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Garda inspectors and sergeants aren’t impressed with the new Justice Minister

John Redmond of the AGSI says that GSOC should not be allowed be the confidential recipient to Garda whistleblowers.

# agsi - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Gardaí claim GSOC tells them: ‘Accept this, it’s no biggie… you just have to suck it up’

John Redmond, chair of the AGSI, said gardaí sometimes had to apologise to complainants even if they weren’t in the wrong.

# agsi - Monday 28 April, 2014

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here’s what they’ll be talking about at the GRA conference

Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.

# agsi - Monday 14 April, 2014

Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference

Members of the 31 AGSI branches will debate range of motions during this week’s conference.

# agsi - Friday 11 April, 2014

Otherwise engaged: Alan Shatter has decided not to attend this year’s AGSI conference

The minister was at last year’s meeting of garda sergeants and inspectors but has said that he cannot attend this year because it clashes with the Passover festival.

# agsi - Friday 28 March, 2014

Gardaí want to know if their conversations were taped

The head of the AGSI says gardaí had no idea the recording system was in place.

# agsi - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

GSOC chairman’s position is ‘not in question’, and he won’t be retiring

The head of the AGSI says it’s not acceptable that GSOC suspected a crime may have taken place and that it wasn’t reported to gardaí.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# agsi - Friday 19 July, 2013

“The punishment must fit the crime” – Garda anger at remission for killer

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Noel Callan, who has been in jail for 28 years, is eligible for remission – but gardaí are angry.

# agsi - Friday 29 March, 2013

Gardaí will not face sanction after Shatter conference walk-out

Four sergeants from Carlow-Kilkenny say they have full confidence in the Garda Commissioner, and the matter is now ‘resolved’.

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your long weekend.

# agsi - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Gilmore says Shatter ‘not silencing anybody’ over Garda walk-out

“The government is not disciplining anybody,” the Tánaiste says, saying Garda discipline is a matter for the Commissioner.

Garda sergeants to face disciplinary action following conference walkout

The four sergeants walked out of the AGSI conference on Monday. The AGSI is supporting their decision.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know this morning as you kick off your Thursday.

# agsi - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Shatter ‘glad he did not bring wife to AGSI meeting’

The Garda Representative Association has said it is not inviting Minister Shatter

AGSI defends members over Shatter walk-out amid disciplinary action

The body representing Garda sergeants says members who walked out of Alan Shatter’s address had a right to protest.

# agsi - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Garda Commissioner says ‘more needs to be done with fewer resources’

Speaking at the AGSI’s annual conference, Martin Callinan said that gardaí are “not immune” from the cuts to public expenditure.

# agsi - Monday 25 March, 2013

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force

Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Shatter to address garda conference amid concern over pay cuts

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors gathers for its annual conference in Sligo today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter due to address delegates this evening.

# agsi - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Brian Hayes: Legislation on public pay ‘inevitable if there is no agreement’

The Junior Finance Minister said that while this was the case, government would rather not impose “some unilateral settlement”.

# agsi - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# agsi - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# agsi - Friday 15 February, 2013

AGSI say Shatter is “disconnected from reality of people’s lives”

Minister Shatter had called for “rational engagement” from the AGSI on the Croke Park extension talks.

# agsi - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter

Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.

# agsi - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

GRA national executive meeting to ‘consider all options’ following votes for industrial action

The GRA said concerns raised in recent meetings of garda divisions across the country will be brought before the national executive.

# agsi - Saturday 2 February, 2013

AGSI demands ‘actions not words’ from Noonan over garda pay talks

The AGSI has today welcomed comments by the Finance Minister Michael Noonan that there was “nothing categoric” in terms of the €1 billion garda payroll cuts – but says actions and not words are needed.

# agsi - Monday 28 January, 2013

War of words: Gardaí hit back at Shatter over comments

The head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says the group was insulted by comments made by the Minister for Justice.

# agsi - Friday 25 January, 2013

Shatter disappointed with Garda sergeants’ withdrawal from pay talks

The Minister for Justice says only those who take part in talks on extending Croke Park can influence them.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Garda sergeants and inspectors withdrawing from Croke Park talks

The AGSI said yesterday that it was dissatisfied with the proposed cuts to allowances put on the table during talks.

# agsi - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Gardaí expected to withdraw from Croke Park talks

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.

# agsi - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Garda officers call for more manpower to probe Anglo Irish Bank debacle

The president of the garda sergeants’ group said questions were being asked about why no prosecutions have been brought.

# agsi - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

More garda station closures in future, Shatter warns

The Minister for Justice said there would be a “rationalisation” of stations, in addition to those already slated for closure.

# agsi - Monday 2 April, 2012

Column: New rules for sex offenders aren’t an option, they’re a no-brainer

We don’t even have an actual sex offenders’ register – and change is long overdue, writes campaigner and abuse survivor Andrew Madden.

Tighter restrictions needed on sex offenders, say gardaí

Sex offenders would have to provide photographs of themselves under the proposal from garda sergeants.

# agsi - Friday 2 September, 2011

Fall in Garda numbers will have ‘significant impact’ on policing services

Gardaí warn of knock-on effects of early retirements which could leave one in twelve stations without a permanent garda.

# agsi - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

White-collar crime ‘stretches gardaí to the limit’

Statement was made at the annual conference for the association representing garda sergeants and inspectors, the AGSI, in Limerick yesterday afternoon.