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#GRA

# gra - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

# gra - Friday 28 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about those shocking ambulance service revelations, what gardaí knew about phonecall taping… And John Waters moving on.

Garda Representative Association says its members knew some calls were recorded

However, it was understood that it the system was there to provide “clarify of what was said”.

# gra - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Garda sustains serious leg injury in Dublin assault

The male garda was attempting to make an arrest for a public order incident on Camden Street.

# gra - Thursday 31 October, 2013

305 new garda vehicles will 'only keep us at our current level'

John Parker of the GRA said the new funding announced by Minister Shatter will not mean an increase in numbers in the fleet with one vehicle retired every two days.

# gra - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Gardaí turn back on the goodwill tap

Meanwhile, retired members of the force are worried about the impact Croke Park II will have on them.

# gra - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks

The GRA says its talks at the Labour Relations Commission mark the first time it’s ever negotiated directly with employers.

# gra - Monday 13 May, 2013

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns?

Gardaí believe they could offer more protection but opponents say they are dangerous weapons.

# gra - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added flirty (but ultimately disappointed) rhino

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Garda Commissioner rubbishes claims that crime figures are 'massaged'

Martin Callinan said he had “no information or evidence of the allegations being spoken about” by John Parker.

# gra - Friday 12 April, 2013

Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle

Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.

# gra - Monday 25 March, 2013

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force

Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.

# gra - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns

Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.

# gra - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Civil servants' trade union urges members to 'vote no' to Croke Park II

The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants have said the proposals were “unfair” and “disproportionate” on its 2,700 members.

GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay

The Garda Representative Association says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” .

# gra - Sunday 3 March, 2013

'I have given as much as I can' - garda speaks out against pay cuts

The garda source said many colleagues have difficulties with the potential impact of industrial action but they feel they are backed into a corner.

Varadkar: No special pay deals for unions who walked out of talks

The transport minister says unions who left the Croke Park 2 talks left members “high and dry” and cannot get concessions.

# gra - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Gardaí to roll out 'second menu of options' after GRA meeting next week

The new set of options could see gardaí refuse to work overtime without a written request from the officer in charge.

# gra - Saturday 23 February, 2013

GRA: No option but to register Garda anger through protest

The Garda Representative Association said that it is “disingenuous” of Minister Shatter to mention them re-entering talks when they “have always been excluded” from the main pay talks.

# gra - Friday 22 February, 2013

GRA protest at pay talks 'a bad day' for Garda reputation: Shatter

The Minister for Justice criticises the attitude of Garda bodies for refusing to participate in the public pay talks.

UPDATE: Sergeants and inspectors join garda action in protest over pay cuts

The protest will see gardaí withdrawing all voluntary tasks and sticking following health and safety procedures.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# gra - Thursday 21 February, 2013

GRA hold protest outside Croke Park talks

Gardaí are due to start enforcing a number of measures tomorrow in protest at the cuts which will see them refuse to use personal equipment and strictly follow safety procedures.

# gra - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Garda Commissioner to meet with GRA over cuts

The committee will meet with Callinan at Garda Headquarters in Dublin this morning at 11am.

# gra - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, healthcare workers, prison officers, firefighters and paramedics.

# gra - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner sets date for meeting with garda body

Earlier this week the GRA called for a meeting with Callinan, saying it is convinced he is unaware of the impact of proposed pay cuts.

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# gra - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# gra - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Garda body passes motion of no confidence in Shatter

Martin Callinan has arranged to meet with the Garda Representative Association as it calls for solidarity against pay cuts.

# gra - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

GRA national executive meeting to 'consider all options' following votes for industrial action

The GRA said concerns raised in recent meetings of garda divisions across the country will be brought before the national executive.

Dublin gardaí plan work-to-rule for next week

The rank-and-file gardaí also agreed not to work in prisons if prison officers go on strike.

# gra - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Poll: Would you support a garda 'blue flu'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a garda 'blue flu'?

More Gardaí have voted in favour of industrial action as they face pay reforms.

More gardaí vote in favour of industrial action, no confidence in Shatter

Meetings of the Garda Representative Association in parts of Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary took place last night.

# gra - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Gardaí across the country voting in favour of industrial action Exclusive

Following a meeting in Cork City earlier this week, gardaí in other divisions have been voting on a potential ‘blue flu’ as well as motions of no confidence in Minister Shatter and Commissioner Callinan.

# gra - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Gardaí in Cork City may opt for 'blue flu'

Last night gardaí in Cork City voted unanimously to pass a motion calling for industrial action over proposed cuts to pay and allowances.

# gra - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Cork City gardai vote in favour of industrial action Exclusive

Motion for action over proposed pay cuts passed unanimously at Cork City Garda division meeting this evening.

# gra - Friday 1 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# gra - Saturday 26 January, 2013

'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda RIP

'This dreadful news is what every police family fears' - tributes paid to murdered Garda

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead while on duty in Dundalk last night.