Garda Bodies Again Urged To Return To Talks

The Taoiseach has again urged garda representative bodies to return to talks on extending the Croke Park Agreement, saying the place to deal with the issues under discussion was at the negotiations.

Members of the GRA have been protesting outside Landsdowne House where the Croke Park Agreement talks are being held.

Garda have also withdrawn co-operation from a range of voluntary duties in protest at plans to cut their earnings as part of any new agreement.

Gardaí say they have suffered severe pay reductions over recent years, and simply cannot afford any cut in either basic pay or premium payments for working irregular hours.

The GRA represents almost 12,000 gardaí.


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