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From TheJournal.ie 'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations Gra Conference

'It's a kip': Gardaí describe 'horrendous' conditions in stations

The GRA said people have resigned over the working conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud Gra Conference

Commissioner to send 25 new recruits to Drogheda in crackdown on gang feud

The Commissioner said he could always do with more resources but his responsibility is to use the budget he is given effectively.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources' Gra Conference

Justice Minister rejects claim he's been 'negligent', says gardaí have 'record resources'

Flanagan said he will be meeting with the Garda Commissioner later today about the situation with feuding gangs in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts Hard Border

Concern gardaí will become targets for terrorists at post-Brexit border posts

Garda representatives have said the force simply does not have the resources to police a hardened border.

From TheJournal.ie 'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty The Fuzz

'It'll grow on you': Gardaí demand the right to wear a beard on duty

“It’s not like we want to reunite the Dubliners and start growing beards all over the place.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport Terrorism

'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport

Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up' Breath Tests

Commissioner: 'Either gardaí can't count accurately or someone's been making figures up'

Garda management will present an interim report on the breath test scandal to the Policing Authority this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai Thin Blue Line

'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai

The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí Gra Conference

Terrorism, assaults and the right to grow beards will be debated by rank-and-file gardaí

An internal dispute about two motions being removed from the GRA’s agenda is also likely to boil over this week.

From TheJournal.ie Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force? Guardians Of The Peace

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions' Neglected

Hanging wires, cramped locker rooms, no custody areas - gardaí say they work in 'third world conditions'

Gardaí at the GRA conference this year said no other public servants would be expected to work in these kinds of conditions.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to wrap stab vests around three kids to protect them from gunfire' Under-resourced

'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.

From TheJournal.ie TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí Shots Fired

TDs accused of using Dáil privilege to 'sully the good name' of gardaí

General Secretary of the GRA PJ Stone was responding to allegations made in the Dáil by TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

From TheJournal.ie Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers In The Firing Line

Head-butts, bites and a broken nose - but no jail time for garda attackers

In many cases offenders get off with suspended sentences or community service, they say.

From TheJournal.ie Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner Corruption

Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole Pay Back Now

Gardaí: Some officers are worse off than people on the dole

Vice President Ciaran O’Neill said people are going into work “barely able to feed their families, juggling what bills to pay”.

From TheJournal.ie Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site Wanted

Reward for garda's name and address offered on anti-water charges site

Garda representatives have said there is a “sinister element” to some of the protests and their members need better protection.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists' Arms Raised

Gardaí: 'Batons and pepper spray won't deter religious fundamentalists'

Garda representatives are calling for tasers to be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí On The Frontline

Machine guns, tasers and pay rises on agenda for rank and file gardaí

The Garda Representative Association annual delegate conference begins tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie PJ Stone says Callinan was sacked by government on 'political whim' Gra Conference

PJ Stone says Callinan was sacked by government on 'political whim'

The General Secretary of the GRA said the Department of Justice should have no control over who the next Garda Commissioner is.

From TheJournal.ie G-Force: We still have a huge number of gay gardaí hiding every day Gra Conference

G-Force: We still have a huge number of gay gardaí hiding every day

A support network for the LGBT community said things have improved in the force but there’s still a way to go.

From TheJournal.ie Garda chief confident Adrian Donohoe's killers will be brought to justice Justice

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to debate law on holding drunk prisoners until they sober up Locked Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work Long Hand

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.

From TheJournal.ie €11m in drugs seized this month in gardaí's 'relentless pursuit' of organised criminals Relentless

€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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Acting Garda Commissioner to receive warm welcome from rank and file gardaí Gra Conference

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.

From TheJournal.ie Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources Gra Conference

Crimes 'slipping through the net' due to lack of garda resources

The GRA said businesses and communities are paying the price for poor resourcing and people are now deciding not to report some crimes at all.

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year Gra Conference

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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies Gra Conference

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.