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#Garda Representative Association

# 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

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

“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'

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'

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.

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.

# garda-representative-association - 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.

# garda-representative-association - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

# garda-representative-association - 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.

# garda-representative-association - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Looking back: Here's how things looked the last time the gardaí went on strike

In 1998, 5,000 gardaí went on strike in an unusual manner – they called in sick en masse.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills

Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.

# garda-representative-association - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates

The action comes after GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said they were ruling nothing out in terms of industrial action.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down

GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said a pay freeze due to come into force this Friday would have a disproportionate effect on the newest garda recruits.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Gardaí don't want any new recruits until their pay cuts are reversed

The Garda Representative Association welcomed the commitment to increasing numbers to 15,000 but said pay needs to be tackled first.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims' Evidence This post contains videos

Cameras worn by gardaí could help bring 'swifter, fairer justice for victims'

Garda delegates heard of the benefits UK police officers have seen since the introduction of body cameras

Money offered on social media for personal information of gardaí

The Garda Representative Association has called on management to address attacks against members online.

# garda-representative-association - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens

Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.

'They are mothers, they are fathers': Unarmed gardaí 'scared' of gangs with guns

Gardaí who were first on the scene of the Regency Hotel shooting were left shaken by the incident.

# garda-representative-association - Monday 25 April, 2016

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?

Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.

# garda-representative-association - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'I earned more when I worked in a newsagents': New gardaí speak out over low pay

Some have taken out loans to pay rent.

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