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Irish Examiner: Injury rate for gardaí 10 times higher than for average worker

Garda work injury rates, including from assaults, are 10 times higher than that of the average worker, official figures show. The 611 incidents recorded in 2014 include: 283 assaults. 103 road traffic collisions. 92 slips, trips and falls. 43 contacts with sharp, pointed or rough objects. 22 needle-stick injuries or stabbings. 6 cases of psychological […]

AGSI President on RTÉ NEWS: AGSI says gardaí not prepared for terror threat

President Tim Galvin speaks to Cathal MacCoille on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland show. Garda sergeants and inspectors say they do not, as first responders, have the capability to deal with the threat from radical extremism and international terrorism. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, which begins its annual conference in Westport today, has also said its members […]

Irish Independent: ‘We get weather alerts, but we know nothing of terror alerts’

Frontline gardaí have issued a stark warning that they are not properly trained to counteract and tackle international terrorism and radical extremism. Information about the threat is being confined to members of specialist units and sections at Garda Headquarters, the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has warned. It said rank and file gardaí received […]