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#Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?

A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.

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.

'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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

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”.

'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”.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Monday 10 April, 2017

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.

'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.

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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”.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Thursday 3 November, 2016

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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).

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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’.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Monday 18 February, 2013

'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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - Monday 4 February, 2013

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.

'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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

# association-of-garda-sergeants-and-inspectors - 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.

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