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#GRA

# 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.

51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing' Gra Conference This post contains videos

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

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.

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all gardaí be armed with tasers?

Gardaí say it would combat the growing issue of members of the force being assaulted.

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

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

# gra - Monday 28 April, 2014

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year

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

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.

Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference

Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.

# gra - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.