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The Garda Representative Association says the number of attacks on Gardaí has risen significantly in recent years.   The organisation, which is holding it’s annual conference in Kerry, wants mandatory sentences introduced for those convicted of assaulting officers.   The GRA said it believes the Department of Justice can work…

The Vice President of the Garda Representative Association has said today that enforcing new Covid-19 restrictions around the border will be difficult and complex.   Donegal Garda, Brendan O’Connor says there are many unique challenges when it comes to border policing.   He says that there is speculation that there…

New figures released today are claiming that the Sligo Leitrim region has proportionally more than twice the number of Gardai compared to the greater Dublin area. The report in today’s Irish Independent are suggesting that there are wide variations in the number of Gardai per head of population in the…

The number of Gardaí deployed to Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal since 2015 is ‘nothing to celebrate.’ That’s according to the Garda Representative Associations Brendan O’Connor who says the figures fall short of pre-recession numbers. By the end of next month, there will have been an additional 79 Gardaí in Co.…

The news that Gardai across the North West are to be provided with a new batch of BMW X5 vehicles in helping them to combat crime has been given a muted welcome the GRA.   The new vehicles will be assigned to cover the counties of Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan,…

Gardaí working along the border are warning that they’re not equipped to tackle the current threats they face. The Garda Representative Association estimates an extra 1000 front line officers will be needed in the event of a hard Brexit. And some GRA members are calling for the return of automatic…