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This week
17th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
Justice Minister tells garda union that Commissioner will present 'options' to end dispute
The GRA met the Justice Minister today and will meet Commissioner Drew Harris for crisis talks tomorrow.
Last week
10th September 2023 - 16th September 2023
Crisis talks to take place to solve GRA impasse before conference flashpoint at end of month
The GRA will hold a special delegate conference at the end of the month in which sources said nothing is off the table.
Varadkar: Garda association does not 'have a right' to meet minister but 'compromise' possible
The Garda Representative Association is due to meet Helen McEntee next week.
Garda Commissioner: GRA vote 'like a kick in the teeth' but says he will not resign
The justice minister said the decision to pursue a “personalised ballot” was “regrettable” and called for “talking and negotiating” to resolve the dispute.
Rank-and-file gardaí vote 98.7% against Commissioner Drew Harris's leadership
Gardaí are in a major industrial relations row with Harris over his decision to push through a controversial work roster.
Last month
August 2023
New garda industrial relations problem: Civilian staff fear new laws change their employment status
Talks are taking place between garda management, the Department of Justice and civilian garda staff to prevent an escalation.
Taoiseach says Govt won’t remove Garda Commissioner if he loses no-confidence vote
The Garda Representative Association is balloting members amid a deepening dispute over plans to change the rostering system.
Garda group to push ahead with no confidence vote after meeting with Commissioner
A meeting this morning in Garda Headquarters and Drew Harris failed to reach agreement on the rosters dispute.
This year
Garda group calls out failure to recruit gardaí as new intake falls 33% below target for 2023
Statistics released by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) show just 154 recruits entered Templemore yesterday in the latest intake, far short of the 225 target.
GRA welcomes Policing Authority's 'considerable' concerns over Garda disciplinary process
There were 110 gardaí suspended from the force as of July 2022.
Garda probe establishes GSOC officer did attend Hutch party
Simon Harris told reporters at the GRA conference in Mayo that GSOC said in a meeting that they were likely to establish an independent review into the systems.
Garda body says members are resigning from the force because of 'bullying and workplace stress'
The Garda Representative Association is meeting in Mayo over the coming days for the annual delegate conference.
Stressful workload, assaults and arbitrary suspensions on the agenda for GRA conference
The Garda Representative Association conference takes place in Westport, Co Mayo until Wednesday.
Calls for external investigation after GSOC officer allegedly attended Gerard Hutch party
Justice Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that it is a “serious matter which needs to be investigated”.
GRA to meet Garda management amid concerns about organisation of Biden visit
US President Joe Biden is due to visit Ireland from Tuesday until Friday.
'Unnecessary': Drew Harris criticises middle-ranking officers over plan to picket Garda HQ
Both Leo Varadkar and Commissioner Drew Harris were speaking at the opening of a new garda station in Dublin earlier today.
Garda sergeants and inspectors to hold 'day of action' next week over rosters dispute
Both the AGSI and the GRA had voted against accepting new working time arrangements for gardaí.
Garda struck by missile during policing plan for Ballyfermot funeral
‘I sincerely hope my colleague makes a speedy recovery from the injuries he received in the line of duty,’ said the local GRA rep.
Last year
GRA to approach Justice Minister over Garda Commissioner's attitude towards rostering
The motion was passed at a conference today.
Workplace watchdog orders GRA to appoint twice failed female candidate for senior role to position
Tara McManus has been a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000.
Gardaí carry out searches in Cherry Orchard in response to patrol car being rammed
No arrests were made, but investigations are ongoing, Gardaí said.
Garda association and independent talks chairman embroiled in row over ‘misleading’ information
The chairman accused the Garda Representative Association of spreading ‘inaccurate’ information about rostering talks.
Garda groups meet Commissioner over roster proposal dispute
The roster dispute comes as gardaí and other public sector workers are engaged in a pay talks.
Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.
Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes
Gardaí have described the waiting times as unacceptable.
Gardaí call for more resources as online child exploitation 'spiralling out of control'
Thousands of cases have been forwarded to Ireland from the US.
Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car
The GRA said gardaí are facing a massive morale problem.
Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.
All time
Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised by Limerick garda representatives
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
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
The Garda Representative Association will hold it’s first in person conference since 2019 today.
GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.
Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.
Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.
Garda association seeks urgent meeting with Commissioner and Minister over anti-lockdown protest
Garda McCarthy said there was “clear intent” to inflict harm on members of the force.
Gardaí should be made 'high priority' for vaccine says representative association president
A significant number of gardaí are currently self-isolating.
New president and vice-president elected to garda body during controversial conference
Members vented their frustration during the conference.
No priority testing, one officer on NPHET - garda association criticises lack of involvement in pandemic policing plan
The GRA said this lack of representation has resulted in legal grey areas for officers while policing during this crisis.
'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents
“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.
GRA seeks 'urgent' meeting with Commissioner over resourcing of Emergency Response Unit
Garda management has rejected claims that the force’s armed support capability is not sufficient.