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#GRA

# gra - 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.

# gra - Monday 22 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Here's why people are talking about the Gender Recognition Act, and how important it is to trans people Gender Reformation Act

# gra - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting

Around 50 officers attended a meeting in Shankill Garda Station on Monday evening.

# gra - Friday 14 September, 2018

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

# gra - Monday 16 July, 2018

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack Exclusive

An investigation into the attack is ongoing.

# gra - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

# gra - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating Exclusive

The officer received minor injuries to his face and hand at the start of last month and gang members separately turned up outside his child’s school.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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”.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Friday 6 April, 2018

'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit

Many gardaí fear the border region is being neglected.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Sunday 11 March, 2018

# gra - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting

The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# gra - Monday 18 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

# gra - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

# gra - 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”.

# gra - 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”.

# gra - Sunday 25 June, 2017

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# gra - Friday 23 June, 2017

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.”

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

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

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

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

# gra - 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.

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should uniformed gardaí be allowed have beards?

Currently, gardaí must be clean-shaven while on duty.

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.

# gra - 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.

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