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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 Garda Representative Association has welcomed the announcement of an extra 800 new Garda recruits in the budget.   More that 2 billion euro in expenditure has been allocated for the Gardai, which will include an increase of 10 and a half million euro for operational expenditure.   The Vice…

Gardaí have raised concerns about patrol cars being used to transport patients to hospital.   The Garda Representative Association,  Association says Gardaí are routinely dispatched to homes for situations that are “purely medical”.   It’s emerged that in Donegal, Gardaí at the scene of an incident had to decide whether…

There were nearly 200 incidents where a Garda was injured in the line of duty in the last year. The Garda Representative Association is calling for a mandatory penalty for people found guilty of assaulting officers. Donegal-based Vice President of the GRA, Brendan O’Connor, says it seems to be an…

A Donegal-based garda is the new vicepresident of the Garda Representative Association. He is Garda Brendan O Connor, who has been the Donegal GRA representative for the past six years. He is based in Dunfanaghy. He has been stationed in Donegal for almost the past 20 years. The GRA represents…