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The case for more Judges

The Oireachtas should heed the strictures of Mr Justice Richard Humphreys about the need for more judges to meet the ever-greater demands on the court system.Addressing the Parnell Summer School, the High Court judge pointed out that the State was “rock bottom” in Europe on the number of judges per head of population. He said […]

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Garda Overtime Bill

New figures show the Garda overtime bill rose by 57 per cent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. The €60.58 million figure for the first six months of this year compares to €90 million for the whole of 2016, and is €19 million more than the €41.4 […]

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Minister for Finance meets German counterpart Schäuble for talks

No mention of any priority in relation to pension Restoration !! Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said capital expenditure – on housing, transport, education and health – is emerging as the clear focus of Budget 2018. After Berlin talks with his German counterpart, Wolfgang Schäuble, Mr Donohoe welcomed British proposals on post-Brexit customs arrangements […]

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Trevor Deely case is ‘one of the most baffling’ in my time with specialist Garda unit

Article by Alan Bailey, GSRMA Member Dublin North  from today’s Irish Independent (16th. August 2017) Trevor Deely case is ‘one of the most baffling’ in my time with specialist Garda unit In September 1998, I was appointed as national co-ordinator for Operation TRACE, a specialist Garda unit set up to investigate the disappearance of six […]

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Nóirín O’Sullivan fails to secure top Europol post

Garda Commissioner now likely to remain in current position until contract expires in 2021 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has informed the Government that she will not be standing aside to take up a major role with the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol. The Irish Times understands Ms O’Sullivan was in the running for a senior position […]

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Time for pensioners to take to the streets

This is a letter from todays Irish Times (14th. August 2017) , while not a GSRMA member the sentiments expressed in it are. Sir, – So Siptu is accepting a new wage deal for public workers (Home News, August 10th). Hallelujah! But what about the pensions of the forgotten thousands of retired members? We have […]

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Public sector pay – Public sector pay

The decision by the members of the country’s biggest trade union, Siptu, to vote in favour of the proposed new public sector pay deal by a large majority will come as a huge relief to the Government. The result of the ballot on the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 means that the deal is now […]

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