Gardaí To Protest Govt's Handling Of Economy

Off-duty Gardaí are to stage a protest in Dublin today over the Government's handling of the economy.

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) says about 1,000 of its members will gather in Parnell Square to march to the Dáil this afternoon.

Rank and File officers are furious with the Government's imposition of the pension levy, which they say will hit public servants disproportionately.

A spokesman for the GRA said: "Members of the Garda Representative Association will hold a National Rally to protest against the Public Service Pension Levy, commencing at 1.30pm on Wednesday 25th February at Parnell Square, D1, and marching to Dáil Éireann.

"We are now calling on all members, their families and and extended families to display their solidarity and are exhorted to attend and show their opposition to this unfair levy. We look forward to your support on the day."

GRA President Michael O'Boyce said his members feel they are being ignored and added that his members don’t have confidence that the Government has "a credible plan of recovery from the current financial mess that is based on fairness, equity and ability to pay."


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