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# gra - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground

The GRA says there is no comparable occupation where employees are likely to suffer such a debilitating range of injuries while doing their normal duties.

# gra - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# gra - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# gra - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

# gra - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

# gra - Monday 3 July, 2017

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage

GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.

# gra - Sunday 25 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# gra - Friday 23 June, 2017

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

# gra - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts

Garda representatives have said the force simply does not have the resources to police a hardened border.

# gra - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty

“It’s not like we want to reunite the Dubliners and start growing beards all over the place.”

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'

Deputy Commissisioner John Twomey stressed all of these deaths were fully investigated.

# gra - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai

The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards?

Currently, gardaí must be clean-shaven while on duty.

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him

The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing.

# gra - Monday 24 April, 2017

Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'

The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

# gra - Monday 5 December, 2016

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal

Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.

# gra - Friday 25 November, 2016

Public pay chairman retracts "garda mutiny" comments amid growing pressure

A garda representative group has said they will be discussing Duffy’s impartiality at a December meeting.

# gra - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'I am astonished': Condemnation by gardaí of "mutiny" comments made by public pay chairman

The AGSI and GRA have said the comments are unhelpful at a time when their members are being balloted on a new pay deal.

# gra - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'A lack of respect and a lack of gardaí': 5,400 officers assaulted over 11 years

Tasers, body worn cameras and minimum sentencing for assaulting officers have been called for.

# gra - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal

The news comes after the GRA general secretary survived a motion of no confidence.

# gra - Friday 4 November, 2016

Garda reps say martial law was threatened - Taoiseach says it was never contemplated

The GRA’s officer board claimed they were told there was “an immediate and viable threat to the security of the State”.

Poll: Was the GRA right to call off the Garda strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the GRA right to call off the Garda strike?

The GRA last night voted to defer today’s strike action by the slimmest of margins.

Garda strike: Here's the deal that's being offered to gardaí

New pay deal is on the table this morning as the GRA take out ads showing the plight of its members.

Widespread relief as garda strike called off at the 11th hour

The GRA will now ballot its members on recommendations from the Labour Court.

# gra - Thursday 3 November, 2016

The Garda strike tomorrow is OFF: GRA joins AGSI in deferring action

A long, difficult day of negotiations has come to an end.

Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers

They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment.

'Skeletal service': These garda units will work tomorrow as most rank-and-file members go on strike

This is the emergency cover which the GRA wants its members to provide.

The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury

The Labour Court is now assessing submissions made by the GRA after the association said Friday’s strike will go ahead.

# gra - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error

Payslips received tonight show possible wage deductions after increments were apparently paid in error.

Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay

Any non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court will be put to members for a ballot, the GRA has said.

Poll: Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for duty on Friday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for duty on Friday?

There is less than 48 hours before gardai withdraw their labour for the first time in the history of the State.

# gra - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Garda Commissioner orders gardaí to work on strike day, calling it 'unprecedented' and 'gravely damaging'

It is unclear what action will be taken if gardaí ignore the directive.

Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals

The assimilation of rent allowance into core pay and payment for parading time were included in proposals.

# gra - Monday 31 October, 2016

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation

The Government is expected to being a proposal document to talks with GRA when the two sides meet later today.

# gra - Thursday 27 October, 2016

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.

# gra - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice

Known as the Macushla Revolt, a meeting to protest an unfair pay deal led to the dismissal of 11 gardaí.

# gra - 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.

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