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From TheJournal.ie 'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity' 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

From TheJournal.ie GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour' MAJELLA MOYNIHAN

GRA 'distances itself' from 1985 comment that garda's pregnancy 'not appropriate behaviour'

President Jim Mulligan said he wanted to express the GRA’s admiration for the “dignity and bravery” of the former garda.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend Garda John Mccallion

Tributes paid after second garda dies tragically over the weekend

Garda Dave Hearne died on the Wexford coast while Garda John McCallion died while cycling in Mayo.

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 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 'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs Difference Is You

'Really encouraging': Reaction to change in Garda uniform to allow wearing of turbans and hijabs

The decision comes alongside a new recruitment drive for gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights? Identity

Explainer: What is a 'terf' and what's going on with the UK's debate on transgender rights?

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is being considered by the government.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí Garda Review

'We're here to serve the people, not the organisation' - Drew Harris pens open letter to frontline gardaí

Harris has urged all members to sign the Code of Ethics to send a signal of their commitment to a human rights based service.

From TheJournal.ie Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting Crime

Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting

Around 50 officers attended a meeting in Shankill Garda Station on Monday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances' Opinion

'The Public Order Unit's protective hoods are not fashion accessories, but safety requirements in certain circumstances'

The events on North Frederick Street show how important a presence the unit can be in certain situations, the GRA’s John O’Keeffe writes.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner Day One

'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner

They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.

From TheJournal.ie Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone' Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now Opinion

Frontline gardai need tasers and they need them now

The Garda Representative Association believes tasers can help gardai protect themselves, the public – and even offenders.

From TheJournal.ie Garda injured in acid attack was tracked as he left Dublin garda station to return home after shift Acid Attack
From TheJournal.ie 'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics Training

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics

The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues Trauma

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack Acid Attack

Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack Exclusive

An investigation into the attack is ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating Acid Attack

Drugs unit garda suffers acid attack at hands of heroin gang he's investigating Exclusive

The officer received minor injuries to his face and hand at the start of last month and gang members separately turned up outside his child’s school.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit Brexit

Justice Minister says there won't be a sealed border after Brexit

The Acting Garda Commissioner has said the organisation can not put a plan in place until the political situation is sorted out.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD GRA

Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD

A new study found gardaí who have suffered trauma related to their job do not feel they received adequate support from management.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty Thin Blue Line

'Our job is becoming too dangerous': Call for Tasers and bodycams as 12 gardaí a week injured on duty

The Garda Representative Association has said many assaults go unrecorded because officers carry on working afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser' Thin Blue Line

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'

The Garda Representative Association said its members should no longer be “punching bags for every criminal who wants to take a pot shot”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars Resources

'We prove no match for criminals in chases': Gardaí criticise slow roll-out of new cars

Just 53 of the promised 260 vehicles for this year have come on stream so far.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit Brexit

'Action is needed and quick': Border gardaí are 'completely unprepared' for Brexit

Many gardaí fear the border region is being neglected.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers Up The Ladder

Hundreds of garda promotions delayed due to an effective work-to-rule by senior officers

Superintendents are refusing to conduct promotion interviews until their pay dispute is resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí's home and car targeted as they investigate actions of criminal gang in north-east Intimidation
From TheJournal.ie Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting Garda Resources

Tallaght gardai requested more 4WD vehicles days before Jobstown looting

The request was not met and just one four-wheel drive vehicle was available last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground Thin Blue Line

'Gardaí are not treated as victims': Man avoids jail after kicking garda who was unconscious on ground

The GRA says there is no comparable occupation where employees are likely to suffer such a debilitating range of injuries while doing their normal duties.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive Policing Authority

Fianna Fáil says investigating 1.4m fake breath tests would be inconclusive and expensive

Jim O’Callaghan said investigating such a large number of cases would “cost a huge amount of money”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

From TheJournal.ie Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies' Blame Game

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage Video Evidence

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage

GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management Garda

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

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.”

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