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Irish Times: AGSI says gardaí not trained to deal with terrorist attacks

Association to decide on form of campaign to have pay cuts restored Garda sergeants and inspectors have expressed their concern that members of the force who would be first to the scene of any terrorist attack are not trained for such situations. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (Agsi) has also said inteligence about […]

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

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 Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

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 […]

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

AGSI President On Newstalk Breakfast

AGSI President Tim Galvin spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning ahead of the Association’s 38th Annual Delegate Conference taking place in Westport from 11-13 April. Listen to his interview here Gardaí are calling for more training to deal with potential terrorism threats. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI), the group representing mid ranking […]

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

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 […]

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

Irish Independent: Gardaí missing out on basic details of terrorist threat

It is not the first time an organisation, whose members are involved in the fight against international terrorists, is wondering aloud whether they have the training to confront jihadi foes. Last autumn, Raco, the association representing officers in the Defence Forces, posed the question at its annual conference. Now it is the turn of the […]

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit