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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors

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# kevin lunney
Drew Harris: Gardaí to seek further charges in Kevin Lunney abduction case
Three men were convicted in the Special Criminal Court yesterday for their involvement in the Kevin Lunney abduction.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors set to make 'stinging attack' on new policing legislation
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors are set to hold their first conference since 2019.
# Gemma O'Doherty
AGSI to write to Drew Harris over live-streamed 'abuse' of garda at Dublin Covid-19 checkpoint
The incident occurred on Dublin’s quays earlier today.
# thin blue line
'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?
A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.
# be seen
Gardaí want law to force cyclists to wear high-vis vests and helmets
Sergeants and inspectors said they want people to take responsibility for their safety on the roads.
# agsi17
'You have to swallow it and get on with the job': Gardaí say policy favours bullies over victims
One sergeant said he has felt a ‘fear of doing the wrong thing’ from Day 1 at Templemore, for the last 33 years.
# agsi17
Commissioner to sergeants and inspectors: 'You're the supervisors - so what happened?'
Following a closed session with AGSI delegates, the Commissioner said “no one actually has the answers, as of yet”.
# agsi17
'People are blaming us': Gardaí say scandals are making it harder for them to do their jobs
The general secretary of AGSI said “the finger of blame is pointing downwards without any evidence”.
# agsi17
Children of gardaí subjected to 'horrendous harassment' on social media sites
Middle-ranking gardaí are calling for people who identify them online to be prosecuted.
# agsi17
'No wonder we feel abandoned': Gardaí hit out at Minister for being 'too busy' for them
The minister informed the association on Thursday that she would not be attending their annual conference due to Dáil commitments.
# agsi17
Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted
The annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors starts later today.
# Law and Order
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”.
# Garda Strike
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.
# thin blue line
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.
# No thanks
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.
# thin blue line
'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.
# thin blue line
'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.
# thin blue line
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.
# Terror Alert
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.
# the line of duty
'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.
# intimidation
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.
# Communities
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.
# morale
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.
# agsi conference
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.
# Templemore
'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).
# won't be home...
'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.
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.
# No Show
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.
# Gardaí
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’.
# Walkout
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.
# Gardaí
Shatter 'glad he did not bring wife to AGSI meeting'
The Garda Representative Association has said it is not inviting Minister Shatter
# Gardaí
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.
# Garda cuts
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.
# Garda cuts
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.
# Gardaí
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.
# Croke Park
'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally
Unions representing prison workers, hospital staff, ambulance workers and Gardaí attend a major rally in Tallaght.
# Gardaí
Gardaí 'will not accept pay cuts' as sergeants question Shatter figures
The associations representing both Garda sergeants and ordinary members have lashed out at the government today.
# Gardaí
'It's not on' - Garda Commissioner critical of work-to-rule, 'blue flu' threats
Growing tensions between gardaí and the government, which is seeking €60 million in new savings, could lead to protests that would hamper the ability of the force to operate to its full capacity.
# banking crash
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.
# garda stations
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.