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High salary won’t guarantee a good Garda commissioner

 Two (2) Letters of today (14th. September 2017) in Irish Independent  – the first from one of our own GSRMA Members, Tony Fagan, Wexford Branch GSRMA.  Well written and well presented Tony. Sure Mary Lou has all the answers – not too fond of answering the real questions put to her, or her party. I […]

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GRA to propose acceptance of Pay Deal

Separately on Thursday, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) representing rank-and-file Gardaí said it would urge its 10,400 members to accept the proposed new agreement in a forthcoming ballot. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, about 250,000 State employees will receive pay improvements of between 6.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent over three years. […]

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A report by the Policing Authority has strongly criticised the gardaí for failing to implement recommendations from the Garda Inspectorate to change policing in Ireland. The report found that most of the recommendations the gardaí said had been completed had in fact not been completed, and that out of the 50 the gardaí claimed had […]

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Garda union points finger of blame at management for breath test scandal

Rank-and-file gardai have blamed the scandal of 1.5 million bogus breath tests on the force’s management. In a hard-hitting response to the controversy, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) said no one can categorically say that the false numbers were only concocted by uniformed and low-ranking officers. The organisation said the demands for data on drink-driving […]

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TUI members reject new pay deal and back industrial action

The Teachers Union of Ireland has rejected the new public service pay agreement. It’s members voted tonight by a margin of 87% to 13% in a national ballot, with a turnout of 52% recorded. The Irish National Teachers Organisation have already rejected the deal, while the ASTI are set to vote in October. In a […]

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Senior politicians say commissioner knew what the job entailed

In her resignation ( should of course read retirement statement) statement, on Sunday, Nóirín O’Sullivan lamented that the job she was leaving had essentially become about “responding to an unending cycle of requests, questions, instructions and public hearings”. O’Sullivan listed some of the oversight bodies she had to engage with during her time as Garda […]

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Commission on Future of Policing asked to deliver interim report within months

The Government has asked the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland to fast-track its recommendations on Garda reform in response to the resignation of the Garda commissioner. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will today brief his Cabinet colleagues on the departure of Nóirín O’Sullivan. He will outline the process to find a replacement […]

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Just a sample of some of the Letters to Editor IT on RETIREMENT of Garda Commissioner

Garda Commissioner’s resignation Sir, – There is a detectable and understandable frustration in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s resignation statement, especially in her expression of not being able to carry out her core policing job due to the demands of the unending cycle of investigations and inquiries. Unfortunately, some of these “investigators” saw a populist godsend […]

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