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From TheJournal.ie Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave Thin Blue Line

Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave

A number of the affected probationer gardaí had already made alternative accommodation arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again Thin Blue Line

'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again

The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.

From TheJournal.ie A crime hotspot in dire need of more policing or just a horrible coincidence? Inside Shankill and Bray's hectic month Thin Blue Line

A crime hotspot in dire need of more policing or just a horrible coincidence? Inside Shankill and Bray's hectic month

Murder, sexual assault and gun violence has blighted the area in the last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Criminals see us as weak': Gardaí want submachine guns available in rural areas Thin Blue Line

'Criminals see us as weak': Gardaí want submachine guns available in rural areas

Garda representatives have said cross border criminals are not afraid to use guns and do not take gardaí seriously.

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 '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 'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018 Thin Blue Line

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue Thin Blue Line

'Pressure was kept on': Senior gardaí say breath test scandal is a resource issue

Superintendent Noel Cunningham said gardaí on the ground were frequently being called to serious incidents immediately after checkpoints.

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 Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him Thin Blue Line

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden 'will never get over what happened' to him

The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing.

From TheJournal.ie 'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí? Thin Blue Line

'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?

A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.

From TheJournal.ie Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year Thin Blue Line

Working the frontline: Here's how I live on €23,171 (before tax) a year

‘My most foolhardy move?’ Leaving the private sector and joining An Garda Síochána, admits this frontline worker.

From TheJournal.ie Sergeants and inspectors vote overwhelmingly to accept pay deal Thin Blue Line

Sergeants and inspectors vote overwhelmingly to accept pay deal

In a ballot of 2,103 members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, 95% voted to accept proposals.

From TheJournal.ie It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal Thin Blue Line

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal

Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.

From The42 Daly surprised by Dublin direction but understands Cunningham's desire for change Thin Blue Line

Daly surprised by Dublin direction but understands Cunningham's desire for change

The Clare man also opens up on the frantic spell that saw him enter and exit the race to succeed Davy Fitzgerald as Banner boss.

From TheJournal.ie GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal Thin Blue Line

GRA general secretary survives no confidence vote as AGSI calls for members to accept pay deal

The news comes after the GRA general secretary survived a motion of no confidence.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much cash the average garda stands to gain from the pay deal Thin Blue Line

Here's how much cash the average garda stands to gain from the pay deal

Gardaí are mulling over the deal as they wait for their ballot papers to arrive.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí suspend three further strike days pending ballot on pay deal Thin Blue Line

Gardaí suspend three further strike days pending ballot on pay deal

The GRA’s central executive committee met at its Dublin headquarters today.

From TheJournal.ie 'No amount of money is worth working more' - Anger among garda rank may scupper pay deal Thin Blue Line

'No amount of money is worth working more' - Anger among garda rank may scupper pay deal

Garda associations are due to start balloting their members on the Labour Court recommendations given to them Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers New Recruits

Garda management says 'technical error' led to overpayment of probationers

They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment.

From TheJournal.ie The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury Garda Strike

The Commissioner's directive and the probationers' payslips - 48 hours of garda fury

The Labour Court is now assessing submissions made by the GRA after the association said Friday’s strike will go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error Thin Blue Line

Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error

Payslips received tonight show possible wage deductions after increments were apparently paid in error.

From TheJournal.ie Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay Thin Blue Line

Garda strike still on: GRA say threat won't be lifted without 'significant' progress on pay

Any non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court will be put to members for a ballot, the GRA has said.

From TheJournal.ie Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals Thin Blue Line

Strike likely to go ahead as rank-and-file gardaí unanimously reject proposals

The assimilation of rent allowance into core pay and payment for parading time were included in proposals.

From TheJournal.ie 'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice Macushla Revolt

'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice

Known as the Macushla Revolt, a meeting to protest an unfair pay deal led to the dismissal of 11 gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies Thin Blue Line

With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies

Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí Not Impressed

Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí

Middle-ranking gardaí will also stage two work-to-rule days before the November work stoppages.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills Thin Blue Line

Gardaí with young families 'relying on charity handouts' to pay their bills

Rank-and-file gardaí were back protesting outside Government Buildings again today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates Thin Blue Line

'Morale is non-existent': Gardaí stage protest over pay at Dáil gates

The action comes after GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said they were ruling nothing out in terms of industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down Thin Blue Line

Rank-and-file gardaí won't rule out strike as talks with government break down

GRA President Ciaran O’Neill said a pay freeze due to come into force this Friday would have a disproportionate effect on the newest garda recruits.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay Thin Blue Line This post contains videos

'We're living on borrowed money': Middle-ranking gardaí protest over pay

Gardaí protesting today told us how austerity pay cuts affected them and their families.

From TheJournal.ie 'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today Thin Blue Line

'Blue wave' of garda sergeants and inspectors to march on the Dáil today

The new government will be greeted by some very dissatisfied public servants on their first day in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day Thin Blue Line

Gardaí will march to the Dáil on the new government's first day

They will not march in uniform, as originally proposed, but anyone taking part has been asked to wear something blue.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force Thin Blue Line

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

From TheJournal.ie Got what it takes?* ... Ads to recruit a new Garda Commissioner to be published this week Thin Blue Line
From TheJournal.ie New Garda recruitment campaign to begin tomorrow Thin Blue Line

New Garda recruitment campaign to begin tomorrow

Around 20,000 people are expected to apply for the new roles. Minister Alan Shatter is set to give more details on numbers tomorrow.