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MEDIA STATEMENT: Government Delay Legislation to Give Gardaí Access to Industrial Relations Machinery

  AGSI Call on Government to Include Them in Working Group   The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has expressed deep disappointment that legislation will not be in place to facilitate Garda access to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court until the end of 2017 at the earliest.    The AGSI said […]

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality launches Code of Ethics for An Garda Síochána

23 January 2017 Good morning. I’m delighted to be here today to launch this Code of Ethics. One year on from its establishment, I believe the Policing Authority has brought a new energy to the public discourse on policing – a new transparency. The establishment of the Policing Authority is just one of a series […]

Tánaiste welcomes Government approval to prepare legislation to provide Garda associations with access to State industrial relations institutions

20 December 2016 The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D.  today announced that Cabinet had formally approved the drafting of legislation to provide the Garda representative associations with access to the State industrial relations institutions – the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. The Decision was on foot of […]

Tánaiste welcomes new Armed Support Unit for the Dublin Area

14 December 2016 The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today joined the Garda Commissioner to launch a new Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) for the Dublin area. The Tánaiste paid tribute to the determined response which Gardaí have made to the scourge of criminal gangs, saying – “The actions of […]

AGSI Respond To John Horgan Report

MEDIA STATEMENT “Recognition of uniqueness of Gardaí welcome, but Horgan Report contradicts this position by suggesting Gardaí should be dealt with in Public Sector Pay Commission and give up their right to strike” “Horgan Report a missed opportunity to forensically examine pay, allowances and industrial relations matters in the Garda organisation” “To quote Mr. Horgan […]