By now you may have heard of the very sad passing of retired Inspector Eddie (Edmund) Murphy formerly of DMR Traffic, Dublin Castle.
Eddie was the Senior Vice President of AGSI and served diligently on the National Executive. Those of you who have been to AGSI Conferences will know that Eddie was passionate about his colleagues and their welfare and conditions of service.He didn’t stand on ceremony and stood resolutely on many issues which brought him into conflict at times. However, he was always highly regarded by management who accepted his legitimacy in his representational role.
Eddie was nominated to the negotiating group which developed the Westmanstown Roster which is under Pilot at present. He spent over 80 long hard days at Westmanstown considering the many nuances involved in changing peoples’ working arrangements and often left meetings late in the evening to go home and spend many more hours developing actual proposals for the next day’s meeting. He was adamant that any proposals agreed could in no way be detrimental to members’ current ability to maintain existing earnings and pension contributions.
There is no doubt that Eddie’s contribution to AGSI leaves members of the Association in a better place in An Garda Síochána.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family – Delores his wife, and his children Ronan and Naomi.
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