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Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body

Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan at the Garda reserve graduation ceremony yesterday.
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan at the Garda reserve graduation ceremony yesterday.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

GARDA COMMISSIONER MARTIN Callinan will meet with the Garda Representative (GRA) committee this Wednesday, to discuss the impact that proposed cuts to garda pay will have on his force.

During a meeting of its central executive committee this week, the GRA passed a motion of no confidence in Justice Minister Alan Shatter and said ti was “convinced” that the commissioner was unaware of the impact of pay cuts and lack of resources on his workforce.

Following the strong statement from the GRA, Callinan said he would meet with its members and TheJournal.ie understands this is planned for Wednesday morning when Callinan will speak with the central executive committee of the body.

Yesterday GRA President John Parker said the office of the commissioner has traditionally done what government has asked but now his members were asking management at every level to stand up for them.

The association has plans in place to implement a number of measures which would see gardaí “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government pushes forward with its plans.

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