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‘Record number’ of gardaí leaving the force, with at least 150 due to quit this year says GRA
The Joint Committee for engagement on Policing Matters is due to meet in Leinster House later today.
Two gardaí injured in 'cowardly attack' when responding to public order incident in Co Louth
The general secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors described the incident as a ‘disgusting and cowardly attack’.
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.
Garda union AGSI seeks clarity on the policing of protests as Clare blockade continues
The government and Garda management have been under mounting pressure over how anti-migration protests have been handled.
Policing groups slam release of decision to prosecute garda in connection with fatal N7 crash
A Garda being prosecuted for a fatal crash that occurred when he was pursuing three men in 2021 has not been made aware of the exact charge he is facing.
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”.
Middle-ranking gardaí vote to 'withdraw their labour' but will work Biden visit 'under protest'
The four days of action will take place once a month from May to August.
Garda management withdraw gender identity directive pending more training
The move follows an intervention by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.
SF's Eoin Ó Broin and Garda rep have 'very positive' conversation following controversial tweet
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin shared the tweet with the caption “no words needed”.
Garda group has not ruled out industrial action during US Presidential visit
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors are meeting in Galway for their annual conference this week.
Criminal Assets Bureau to get new powers to prevent targets from delaying seizures of property
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) are set to hold their annual delegate conference in Salthill, Galway later today.
Garda representative group brings court action against Commissioner over rostering arrangements
The action has been brought by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI).
Industrial action by mid-ranking gardaí 'absolutely' possible in dispute over new roster
Sergeants and inspectors demonstrated outside Garda Headquarters today to show their frustration at proposed new working arrangements.
'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 group criticises Commissioner Drew Harris for official roster 'dispute' declaration
In a statement the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors spoke of their ‘disappointment’ that Drew Harris has not agreed to fresh talks.
Last year
Garda sergeants and inspectors reject 'difficult' new roster proposals
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) rejected the roster proposals by 63%.
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.
Garda speaks of fighting for his life against gangland criminal armed with grenade and gun
Sergeant Andrew O’Connor received an excellence award at the AGSI conference in Killarney.
Garda Inspector: specialist garda units struggling to carry out domestic violence cases due to workload
Divisional Protective Service Units are tasked specifically with investigating domestic abuse cases.
Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training
Inspector Patricia Gill was speaking at a the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
Minister McEntee: Gardaí will not have their 'hands tied' by Dwyer judgement
Minister for Justice was speaking at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
Online domestic violence training, rosters and pay all key issues at garda conference
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors begin their annual conference today in Killarney, Co Kerry.
Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear
Garda unions will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
All time
Garda association trustees dissatisfied over alleged 'lack of transparency' in financial issues
Four members of AGSI have resigned in recent weeks.
Specialist gardaí 'urgently need' training in investigating domestic violence cases
The specialist units were created following a review into how gardaí handle domestic violence.
Calls made at AGSI conference for more female representation on national executive
AGSI is meeting in Killarney at it’s annual conference.
Poll: Should members of An Garda Síochana wear body-cams?
The annual AGSI conference will hear calls for the introduction of body-worn cameras.
Justice Minister McEntee says she sometimes feels 'unsafe' as a politician
The Minister said she would support examining legislation to deal with protests outside politicians’ homes.
The Minister for Justice has sought to quell opposition to proposed powers for garda watchdog
The new Bill has already drawn criticism from Commissioner Drew Harris who declared some of it unconstitutional.
Garda sergeants and inspectors set to make 'stinging attack' on new policing legislation
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors are set to hold their first conference since 2019.
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.
AGSI says no guidance given to frontline Gardaí over checks on mandatory quarantine
Antoinette Cunningham said her organisation has had no operational guidance, instructions or details on this matter.
AGSI boss surprised to hear about Garda role in hotel quarantine - as Cabinet yet to sign off on Bill
The Cabinet is yet to sign off on mandatory hotel quarantine for some travellers arriving in Ireland.
Garda group raises concerns over 'practicality' of issuing on-the-spot fines for breaches of Covid-19 rules
It is understood fines of €1,000 will be issued to those who organise house parties during the Level 5 restrictions.
Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'
NPHET had recommended the entire country move to Level 5, but this advice was rejected by the government.
Any plans to give gardaí powers to tackle house parties during pandemic 'fraught with difficulties'
The Government this week u-turned on its plans to afford gardaí extra powers to police house parties.