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# gra - Sunday 25 September, 2016

The government has offered a pay deal to a Garda union

It ends three months of negotiation and, if approved by members, would avert a possible strike.

# gra - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

The Garda union is asking members whether or not they want to strike over pay

Gardaí are currently subject to a freeze in pay increments as a result of having rejected the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

# gra - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner

Garda numbers have declined significantly in recent years, from 14,500 in 2010 to 12,801 in 2016.

# gra - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Friday 22 April, 2016

Gardaí shoot down new rostering proposal

GRA leadership have said that pay restoration is now its number one priority.

# gra - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Industrial action across other sectors stirring discontent among gardaí

Rural members have spoken to TheJournal.ie about the frustration among their members.

# gra - 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.

# gra - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Gardaí 'considering strike action' as anger grows among rank-and-file members

Members have express frustration that more action hasn’t been taken to restore pay.

# gra - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

# gra - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card GRA

Sinn Féin candidate woos voters with special political Valentine's card

Oh, you shouldn’t have. No, really.

# gra - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays

Whole districts across the country have not received their unsocial hours allowances on time.

# gra - Monday 2 November, 2015

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

# gra - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Rank and file gardaí overwhelmingly reject new public pay deal

10.9% voted Yes while 86.5% voted No.

From The Daily Edge They've FINALLY put out the call for participants in Irish First Dates First Dates

# gra - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Majority of gardaí moved to Dundalk are from most depleted division

16 of the 27 gardaí temporarily transferred to Louth are coming from the Cavan/Monaghan division.

# gra - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Two gardaí assaulted after stopping motorcycle in Ballyfermot

Both men sustained serious facial injuries and one remains in hospital.

# gra - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

# gra - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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

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

# gra - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Gardaí insist they ARE cooperating with probe into Clare Daly's arrest

Yesterday, the Dáil heard claims that gardaí had not been cooperating with the GSOC inquiry.

# gra - Friday 6 February, 2015

Garda shot in New Orleans is 'on the mend'

Brian Hanrahan is waiting for doctors to allow him to fly home.

# gra - Monday 19 January, 2015

Assaults on the rise as garda gets €156k after being injured during arrest

The Garda Representative Association says it expects figures for assaults on gardaí in 2014 to show a marked increase.

# gra - Friday 7 November, 2014

Right2Water campaign says the gardaí have been put in an 'invidious position'

The group said it is committed to campaigning peacefully and condemns any violence.

Gardaí afraid of attacks from "darker element" of water protests GRA

Gardaí afraid of attacks from "darker element" of water protests

In a statement from the Garda Representative Association, it states that “the uniform no longer offers the protection of our democratic society”.

# gra - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple's attackers look set to avoid prison

One of the off-duty gardaí who was attacked now has to wear glasses permanently – the GRA says offenders should feel the full rigours of the law.

# gra - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct' GRA

Gardaí have been 'incalculably' damaged by delay in investigation of 'garda misconduct'

The GRA’s General Secretary said that gardaí at the centre of the allegations need to have their say.

# gra - Monday 25 August, 2014

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

# gra - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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

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

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 - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

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

“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

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... Gra Conference This post contains videos

Gardaí want summer shirts and more rigid handcuffs...

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