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# agsi - Today’s News

Progress: Government and gardaí agree to use state negotiators 'on ad-hoc basis'

12,500 gardaí are set to strike next Friday unless a solution can be found to the ongoing dispute.

# agsi - Yesterday’s News

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# agsi - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies

Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.

# agsi - Monday 17 October, 2016

Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí

Middle-ranking gardaí will also stage two work-to-rule days before the November work stoppages.

Sergeants to discuss strike action at special meeting today

Earlier this month, members of the AGSI officially lodged a 16.5% pay restoration claim.

# agsi - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Senior gardaí want pay restoration of 16.5% or industrial action could be on the cards

Rank-and-file gardaí announced last week they would strike in a dispute over pay.

# agsi - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

# agsi - Friday 10 June, 2016

Middle-ranking gardaí say they won't implement the commissioner's new plan

The AGSI says members won’t engage with any other productivity measures until their pay issues are addressed.

# agsi - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# agsi - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay Thin Blue Line This post contains videos

'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay

Gardaí protesting today told us how austerity pay cuts affected them and their families.

'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today

The new government will be greeted by some very dissatisfied public servants on their first day in the Dáil.

# agsi - Monday 16 May, 2016

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages

New president of the AGSI Antoinette Cunningham has said that action has come from “sheer frustration”.

# agsi - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day

They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.

# agsi - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Gardaí say they'd 'run around like headless chickens' in the event of a terrorist attack

Sergeants and inspectors passed a motion calling on a review of the force’s capabilities and for more information to be given to them about threats.

'He got four years - I got life': The life-altering injuries suffered by gardaí

Some gardaí still suffer the physical and psychological effects of assaults decades after.

# agsi - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'You dirty tramp of a guard': Shocking footage shows benefit of garda body cameras

The video was played at a garda conference to show how useful the cameras could be for evidence.

Criminal 'threatened to rape' pregnant garda and her unborn child

The body representing middle-ranking gardaí has said no other public sector workers face these kinds of threats on a daily basis.

Gardaí say crime in Stepaside is up and it's time to reopen the station

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has also revealed the results of a survey which found 93% support a work-to-rule.

# agsi - Monday 11 April, 2016

Commissioner 'more interested in corporate image than welfare of gardaí'

The association representing middle-ranking gardaí said members want their boss to stand up for them.

Body cameras, terrorist threats and wages on the agenda for sergeants and inspectors

The annual conference for the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors opens later today – and they have a lot to get off their chests.

# agsi - Monday 18 January, 2016

Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here’s what gardaí want to do about it

As it stands gardaí do not receive specialist counselling services which are available to other emergency services.

# agsi - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Gardaí accuse senior management of bullying members

The AGSI says the force is being silenced.

# agsi - Thursday 17 December, 2015

The Garda Commissioner has just met with the people behind the ‘low Garda morale’ survey

The survey by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has found that Garda morale is running “dangerously low” at present.

# agsi - Friday 16 October, 2015

Garda Sergeants vote to reject €2,000 public sector pay deal

The AGSI said their members were “dissatisfied” with the Lansdowne Road agreement.

# agsi - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There’s a lot more gardaí on the way, but what will they be used for?

And will they go to rural areas?

# agsi - Friday 5 June, 2015

CCTV footage important in GSOC investigation of Garda Sergeant

General Secretary of the AGSI, John Redmond, has also spoken positively of a meeting the group had with the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.

# agsi - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Family of garda who took his own life do not want GSOC involved in investigation into his death

The family of Sgt Michael Galvin are said to be traumatised and angry at how GSOC carried out its investigation.

# agsi - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

‘Ramping up’: 250 new gardaí will be recruited this year

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald made the announcement this morning at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).

# agsi - Thursday 25 December, 2014

‘Spare a thought’ for gardaí dealing with tragic deaths and family rows today

Not everyone has the day off and many gardaí will spend today away from their families.

# agsi - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Gardaí say TDs are allowed to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated and malicious allegations’

Should politicians be allowed to say what they want in the Dáil and Seanad?

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

# 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.

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