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#Garda Representative Association

# garda-representative-association - This year 2022

Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position

Oct 20th 2022, 1:07 PM 23,073 Views 0 Comments

Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.

Two Gardaí involved in Cherry Orchard car ramming off duty due to injuries
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Two Gardaí involved in Cherry Orchard car ramming off duty due to injuries

Sep 21st 2022, 9:55 PM 47,135 Views 68 Comments

The incident was widely condemned, with the Garda Commissioner saying that it was “disgraceful”.

# garda-representative-association - Last year 2021

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:33 PM 18,929 Views 0 Comments

Suspended members have been left in the dark while suspended from duty, the GRA conference heard.

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Minister to tell rank-and-file gardaí she will strengthen their mental health supports

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:18 AM 11,242 Views 19 Comments

Helen McEntee will address the annual delegate conference of the Garda Representative Association today.

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí
# Garda Assaults
# Garda Assaults

GRA conference: Calls for action to combat spike in assaults on gardaí

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:57 PM 8,729 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association will hold it’s first in person conference since 2019 today.

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
# Limerick Gardaí
# Limerick Gardaí

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'

Oct 20th 2021, 11:50 AM 19,991 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.

Rank and file gardaí have voted to accept a 3% public service pay increase
# Garda Pay Deal
# Garda Pay Deal

Rank and file gardaí have voted to accept a 3% public service pay increase

Sep 7th 2021, 10:32 PM 30,818 Views 40 Comments

The deal will see phased increases in 1% increments over the next 12 months.

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 20,368 Views 0 Comments

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

# garda-representative-association - All time

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 17,768 Views 41 Comments

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

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 42,364 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 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 26,927 Views 50 Comments

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

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 65,837 Views 55 Comments

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

'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 33,279 Views 33 Comments

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

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 22,503 Views 37 Comments

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

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 28,520 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in Tipperary last Saturday evening.

'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 26,097 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

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 13,772 Views 46 Comments

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

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 9,275 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 23,348 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 35,587 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.

'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 25,084 Views 51 Comments

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

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 45,213 Views 190 Comments

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

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 31,636 Views 166 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 12,862 Views 69 Comments

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

'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 31,624 Views 38 Comments

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

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 17,030 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.

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 9,376 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.

'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 15,109 Views 60 Comments

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

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 30,114 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”.

'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 30,619 Views 74 Comments

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

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 16,488 Views 56 Comments

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

'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 21,904 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.

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 16,146 Views 73 Comments

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

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 11,865 Views 43 Comments

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

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 15,526 Views 122 Comments

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

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 9,275 Views 56 Comments

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

'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 17,958 Views 50 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 10,270 Views 10 Comments

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

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 14,897 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 28,238 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.

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