Acting Commissioner agrees that lack of supervision is a concern for gardaí

Acting Commissioner agrees that lack of supervision is a concern for gardaí

The interim Garda Commissioner says he shares the concerns of mid-ranking gardaí about the lack of supervision of new recruits.

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AGSI passes motion calling for gardaí counselling service

AGSI passes motion calling for gardaí counselling service

Middle-ranking gardaí have passed a motion calling on the Garda Commissioner to provide a professional counselling service for gardaí involved in traumatic incidents.

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AGSI conference to discuss Garda welfare and reducing suicide rate

AGSI conference to discuss Garda welfare and reducing suicide rate

Welfare issues will dominate this morning’s session of the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.

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Latest: Minister to hear threat of strike action at AGSI conference this evening

Latest: Minister to hear threat of strike action at AGSI conference this evening

Latest: Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will face the threat of strike action by mid-ranking gardaí when he attends their annual conference this evening.

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Fianna Fáil calls for senior Garda resignation after breath test scandal

Fianna Fáil calls for senior Garda resignation after breath test scandal

Fianna Fáil has said that the Garda Commissioner should realise herself that the time has come to step aside.

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Gardaí being harassed on social media

Gardaí being harassed on social media

Mid-ranking gardaí are being harassed by online trolls who are circulating images of their family home, their partners, and even their children on social media, writes Cormac O'Keeffe.

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'We all swore an oath to protect this country…It won't be abandoned', say gardaí as strike looms

'We all swore an oath to protect this country…It won't be abandoned', say gardaí as strike looms

Gardaí say the country will not be abandoned when they go on strike.

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Latest: GRA gardaí to 'withdraw services' over four days in November

Latest: GRA gardaí to 'withdraw services' over four days in November

Latest: The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice says she's disappointed the Garda Representative Association has rejected the pay deal reached with her Department.

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AGSI chief criticises lack of 'compliments or thank you's from the top'

AGSI chief criticises lack of 'compliments or thank you's from the top'

The President of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has blamed a lack of recognition from senior figures in the force is undermining garda confidence.

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Garda Commissioner: No evidence of 'massaging' crime stats

Garda Commissioner: No evidence of 'massaging' crime stats

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has challenged rank-and-file officers to prove allegations that official crime figures are being massaged.

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Crime stats lower due to 'massaging' of figures, says GRA president

Crime stats lower due to 'massaging' of figures, says GRA president

GRA president John Parker has said that new crime categorisation guidelines has led to the "massaging" of statistics.

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Many gardaí 'bankrupt or emigrating'

Many gardaí 'bankrupt or emigrating'

The Garda Representative Association said that many members of the force are now bankrupt.

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Sergeants won't be disciplined for walkout

Sergeants won't be disciplined for walkout

Four garda sergeants who walked out of the AGSI conference during addresses by by the Garda Commissioner and Justice Minister, have said they did not mean any offence.

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Garda Sergeants want Uzi submachine guns

Garda Sergeants want Uzi submachine guns

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (ASGI) is calling for the Uzi submachine gun to be re-issued to all detectives.

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Minister: Gardaí must not access computer system for 'curiosity reasons'

Minister: Gardaí must not access computer system for 'curiosity reasons'

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has asked the Garda Commissioner to address any inappropriate use of the Garda internal computer system.

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Garda Commissioner: 'Blue flu' approach is 'not on'

Garda Commissioner: 'Blue flu' approach is 'not on'

The Garda Commissioner said today that any move by gardaí to engage in a "blue flu" is "not on".

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Garda morale 'has never been lower', says GRA representative

Garda morale 'has never been lower', says GRA representative

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) are calling for the Justice Minister Alan Shatter to be excluded from their annual conference this year, because of his comments over the state of the force.

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Recruits row rumbles on between Shatter and GRA

Recruits row rumbles on between Shatter and GRA

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has warned rank-and-file garda leaders against damaging relations with the Army in a row over recruits.

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GRA: Ireland on brink of policing crisis

GRA: Ireland on brink of policing crisis

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) is warning that Ireland is on the brink of a policing crisis.

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Gardaí slam plans to shut stations

Gardaí slam plans to shut stations

Further Garda station closures will reduce the force’s ability to fight crime throughout the country, grassroots officers have warned.

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Shatter: More Garda stations to close

Shatter: More Garda stations to close

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has warned that further Garda stations will face closure next year.

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Garda chief calls for dedicated welfare fraud unit

Garda chief calls for dedicated welfare fraud unit

The general secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has today called for the establishment of a special garda unit to tackle social welfare fraud.

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Shatter: 'Unrealistic' to look for increase in garda numbers

Shatter: 'Unrealistic' to look for increase in garda numbers

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said an increase in the number of gardaí is "unrealistic", and that expenditure must be reduced, not increased.

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GRA calls for driver training

GRA calls for driver training

Frontline gardaí are demanding an end to high-speed car chases until they are trained in fast driving.

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Garda chief defends reserve force

Garda chief defends reserve force

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has defended his reserve force after demands from rank-and-file officers for its abolition.

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GRA to urge Minister to reverse planned garda cuts

GRA to urge Minister to reverse planned garda cuts

GRA president Damien Mc Carthy has said that the message to the Justice Minister later today about garda numbers will be “loud and clear”.

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Garda Commissioner to meet GRA today

Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy will meet with the leadership of the Garda Representative Association later regarding the controversial speech that was never made at its annual conference.

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Ahern tells GRA to apologise to Irish people

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has demanded that the Garda Representative Association (GRA) apologise to the people of Ireland for scathing comments which he says forced him to pull out of an address to the organisation's annual conference in Limerick.

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Garda recruitment to recommence this year

Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern says recruitment in the Gardaí will re-start before the end of the year.

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Incoming GRA presidents supports views in anti-Government speech

The incoming president of the Garda Representative Association Damien McCarthy said today that he fully supports the sentiments and remarks contained in a controversial speech intended for the Justice Minister.

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Incoming GRA president backs controversial speech

Incoming GRA president backs controversial speech

The incoming president of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has said he fully supports the sentiments and remarks contained in a controversial speech intended for the Justice Minister.

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Murphy: Gardaí won't be sacked over debts

Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy insisted today that his cash-strapped rank-and-file will not be sacked if they cannot pay their mortgages.

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Stone: Ahern should have come to conference

Stone: Ahern should have come to conference

The General Secretary of the Garda Representative Association is defending the president of the GRA's intended speech at the body's annual conference, the content of which led to Justice Minister Dermot Ahern withdrawing from a scheduled appearance at the gathering.

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Minister Ahern 'out of touch with reality', say gardaí

Rank and file gardaí lashed out at Justice Minister Dermot Ahern today over his remarks that the force was among the best paid and resourced in Europe.

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Gardaí call for mandatory 12-year sentence for attacks on officers

Gardaí call for mandatory 12-year sentence for attacks on officers

Rank and file gardaí are calling for the introduction of a manadatory 12-year sentence for attacking a member of the force.

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Irish Interpol officer honoured

An Irish Interpol officer who led a worldwide hunt for a paedophile who videotaped himself abusing kids on the web will today be honoured by senior gardaí.

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Garda morale at all-time low due to pay cuts

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says morale in the force is at an all-time low due to the public-sector pension levy and other measures being introduced by the Government.

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McDowell responsible for low morale, says Garda leader

The president of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) tonight launched a prolonged attack on Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Michael McDowell, saying that morale in the force is the worst it has been for at least 35 years.

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New GRA president predicts Govt climbdown on reserve

The new president of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has predicted that the Government will back down on the proposed Garda reserve.

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Gardaí demand more firearms training amid rising gun crime

Gardaí today demanded more firearms training to deal with the increase in gun crime.

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Gardaí call for better driver training

Gardaí are seeking more advanced driver training following the death of a pensioner who was hit by a patrol car, it emerged today.

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Gardaí unhappy with new uniform

Gardaí have demanded replacement uniforms after claiming their new gear is sub-standard and shabby, it emerged today.

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