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# gra-conference - Thursday 2 May, 2019

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

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

May 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 25,830 Views 32 Comments

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

# gra-conference - 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 13,536 Views 46 Comments

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

# gra-conference - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud
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# Gra Conference

Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud

Apr 30th 2019, 5:25 PM 19,829 Views 51 Comments

The Commissioner said he could always do with more resources but his responsibility is to use the budget he is given effectively.

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,233 Views 0 Comments

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

# gra-conference - 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 9,239 Views 56 Comments

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

# gra-conference - 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 17,660 Views 50 Comments

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

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport

Apr 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 25,140 Views 73 Comments

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.

# gra-conference - 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 14,854 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 28,171 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.

# gra-conference - Monday 24 April, 2017

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 11,926 Views 20 Comments

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

# gra-conference - Monday 25 April, 2016

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
# Guardians Of The Peace
# Guardians Of The Peace

Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?

Apr 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 21,395 Views 97 Comments

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

# gra-conference - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'
# Neglected
# Neglected

Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'

May 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 20,799 Views 56 Comments

Gardaí at the GRA conference this year said no other public servants would be expected to work in these kinds of conditions.

# gra-conference - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'
# Under-resourced
# Under-resourced

'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire'

Apr 29th 2015, 9:18 PM 36,564 Views 74 Comments

A Cork garda recounted an armed incident in which he believes lives were put at risk because of a lack of equipment.

TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí

Apr 29th 2015, 12:45 PM 22,242 Views 129 Comments

General Secretary of the GRA PJ Stone was responding to allegations made in the Dáil by TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

# gra-conference - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers
# In The Firing Line
# In The Firing Line

Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers

Apr 28th 2015, 5:30 PM 19,812 Views 89 Comments

In many cases offenders get off with suspended sentences or community service, they say.

Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner
# Corruption
# Corruption

Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner

Apr 28th 2015, 4:57 PM 17,001 Views 67 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.

Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole
# Pay Back Now
# Pay Back Now

Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole

Apr 28th 2015, 11:30 AM 44,747 Views 159 Comments

Vice President Ciaran O’Neill said people are going into work “barely able to feed their families, juggling what bills to pay”.

Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site
# Wanted
# Wanted

Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site

Apr 28th 2015, 7:45 AM 34,061 Views 159 Comments

Garda representatives have said there is a “sinister element” to some of the protests and their members need better protection.

# gra-conference - Monday 27 April, 2015

Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists'
# Arms Raised
# Arms Raised

Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists'

Apr 27th 2015, 9:08 PM 22,904 Views 94 Comments

Garda representatives are calling for tasers to be introduced.

Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí

Apr 27th 2015, 6:01 AM 18,943 Views 61 Comments

The Garda Representative Association annual delegate conference begins tomorrow.

# gra-conference - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

PJ Stone says Callinan was sacked by government on 'political whim'
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

PJ Stone says Callinan was sacked by government on 'political whim'

Apr 30th 2014, 11:48 AM 5,851 Views 24 Comments

The General Secretary of the GRA said the Department of Justice should have no control over who the next Garda Commissioner is.

G-Force: We still have a huge number of gay gardaí hiding every day
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

G-Force: We still have a huge number of gay gardaí hiding every day

Apr 30th 2014, 11:04 AM 11,257 Views 42 Comments

A support network for the LGBT community said things have improved in the force but there’s still a way to go.

Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice
# Justice
# Justice

Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice

Apr 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,831 Views 12 Comments

Speaking at the GRA conference yesterday evening, O’Sullivan said the force is determined to apprehend the people who murdered the 41-year-old father of two.

Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up

Apr 30th 2014, 6:20 AM 7,291 Views 19 Comments

Delegates at the GRA conference will debate the legal implications of doing this, with one who is in favour of the motion saying it would help keep intoxicated prisoners safe.

# gra-conference - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work
# Long Hand
# Long Hand

Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work

Apr 29th 2014, 7:50 PM 13,742 Views 40 Comments

“It means we cannot have a free flowing conversation with the prisoner”, says one garda.

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals
# Relentless
# Relentless

€11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals

Apr 29th 2014, 5:43 PM 7,335 Views 19 Comments

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan said the force is determined to focus on drugs and organised crime.

Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...
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# Gra Conference

Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...

Apr 29th 2014, 3:09 PM 17,570 Views 36 Comments

Minds out of the gutter, please, this is serious business.

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'
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# Gra Conference

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'

Apr 29th 2014, 1:04 PM 6,606 Views 14 Comments

Delegates at the GRA Conference have passed a motion calling for all gardaí to be given training in dealing with firearms and the various incidents in which they have to deal with them.

Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí
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# Gra Conference

Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí

Apr 29th 2014, 8:10 AM 8,149 Views 32 Comments

GRA President John Parker said Noirín O’Sullivan has the 100 per cent support of his association.

Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources
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# Gra Conference

Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources

Apr 29th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,662 Views 23 Comments

The GRA said businesses and communities are paying the price for poor resourcing and people are now deciding not to report some crimes at all.

# gra-conference - Monday 28 April, 2014

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year
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# Gra Conference

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year

Apr 28th 2014, 6:47 PM 12,478 Views 65 Comments

Members of the GRA’s executive council said there is a need for a new system to address this, as well as legislation with harsher penalties for anyone who attacks a member of the force.

Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies
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# Gra Conference

Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies

Apr 28th 2014, 11:23 AM 6,876 Views 27 Comments

In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.