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# garda-representative-association - Monday 1 March, 2021

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest
# GRA
# GRA

Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest

Mar 1st 2021, 10:21 AM 20,294 Views 0 Comments

Garda McCarthy said there was “clear intent” to inflict harm on members of the force.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
# Back Up
# Back Up

GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit

Jan 21st 2020, 10:35 AM 17,633 Views 41 Comments

Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.

# garda-representative-association - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank
# Moving Up
# Moving Up

Gardaí who failed in last promotion competition to be bumped up to sergeant rank

Nov 14th 2019, 1:11 PM 42,233 Views 37 Comments

As many as 168 gardaí could be promoted under this proposal as the force seeks to fill gaps across the country.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 11 November, 2019

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence
# Michael D'Arcy
# Michael D'Arcy

Garda body demands apology over 'ill-informed and elitist' remarks about policing of Quinn violence

Nov 11th 2019, 10:29 AM 26,836 Views 50 Comments

Michael D’Arcy made the comments on RTÉ yesterday afternoon.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 30 September, 2019

Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today
# Cavan
# Cavan

Armed gardaí to begin policing border region from today

Sep 30th 2019, 10:10 AM 65,791 Views 55 Comments

The unit will be made up of twenty gardaí from other units across the country.

# garda-representative-association - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,158 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 17 June, 2019

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN
# MAJELLA MOYNIHAN

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'

Jun 17th 2019, 3:20 PM 22,429 Views 38 Comments

President Jim Mulligan said he wanted to express the GRA’s admiration for the “dignity and bravery” of the former garda.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Garda commended for 'life-threatening incident' which saw him dragged along road by suspected drink-driver
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Garda commended for 'life-threatening incident' which saw him dragged along road by suspected drink-driver

May 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 28,492 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in Tipperary last Saturday evening.

# garda-representative-association - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 25,942 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,591 Views 46 Comments

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'

Apr 30th 2019, 12:36 PM 9,253 Views 31 Comments

Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,267 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí
# Garda Review
# Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Nov 14th 2018, 12:03 PM 35,533 Views 49 Comments

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner
# Day One
# Day One

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

Sep 3rd 2018, 6:06 AM 24,983 Views 51 Comments

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

# garda-representative-association - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'
# Homeless
# Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

Aug 10th 2018, 12:33 PM 44,897 Views 190 Comments

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Poll: Should frontline gardaí be given tasers to protect themselves?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should frontline gardaí be given tasers to protect themselves?

Aug 1st 2018, 9:30 AM 31,589 Views 164 Comments

The Garda Representative Association is calling for a rollout of tasers to all frontline gardaí.

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

Aug 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 12,780 Views 69 Comments

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

# garda-representative-association - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics
# Training
# Training

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics

Jul 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 31,232 Views 36 Comments

The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit

May 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,016 Views 12 Comments

The Acting Garda Commissioner has said the organisation can not put a plan in place until the political situation is sorted out.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD
# GRA
# GRA

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD

May 29th 2018, 1:12 PM 9,311 Views 31 Comments

A new study found gardaí who have suffered trauma related to their job do not feel they received adequate support from management.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 28 May, 2018

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty

May 28th 2018, 6:07 PM 15,081 Views 60 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.

# garda-representative-association - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'

Apr 29th 2018, 5:00 PM 30,018 Views 98 Comments

The Garda Representative Association said its members should no longer be “punching bags for every criminal who wants to take a pot shot”.

# garda-representative-association - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars
# Resources
# Resources

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars

Apr 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 30,392 Views 74 Comments

Just 53 of the promised 260 vehicles for this year have come on stream so far.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers
# Up The Ladder
# Up The Ladder

Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers

Mar 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,461 Views 56 Comments

Superintendents are refusing to conduct promotion interviews until their pay dispute is resolved.

# garda-representative-association - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:04 PM 21,763 Views 69 Comments

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.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget
# Budget Exhausted
# Budget Exhausted

Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget

Nov 29th 2017, 8:55 AM 16,128 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí in Dublin had been told that “under no circumstances” is overtime to be incurred.

# garda-representative-association - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 11,843 Views 43 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:27 PM 15,379 Views 122 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Sunday 30 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,251 Views 56 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 26th 2017, 12:50 PM 17,764 Views 53 Comments

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

Gardaí: 'There were issues with how some homicides were classified'
# Data Issues
# Data Issues

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

Apr 26th 2017, 1:00 AM 10,242 Views 10 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 5:29 PM 14,858 Views 45 Comments

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
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

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

Apr 25th 2017, 4:42 PM 28,174 Views 37 Comments

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

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

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

Apr 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,603 Views 11 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Monday 24 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 24th 2017, 6:34 PM 13,984 Views 36 Comments

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
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

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

Apr 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 11,937 Views 20 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 9th 2016, 5:45 PM 14,911 Views 11 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'No amount of money is worth working more' - Anger among garda rank may scupper pay deal
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

'No amount of money is worth working more' - Anger among garda rank may scupper pay deal

Nov 5th 2016, 7:15 AM 30,634 Views 84 Comments

Garda associations are due to start balloting their members on the Labour Court recommendations given to them Thursday night.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 9:03 PM 35,147 Views 110 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

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

Nov 1st 2016, 6:28 AM 20,262 Views 92 Comments

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

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