Gardai vote to be allowed have beards at GRA conference

Rank and File Gardai are calling on the Garda Commissioner to change the rules in order for them to be allowed have beards.

The motion was passed at the GRA conference in Galway by a landslide, with just one person voting against.

Currently, only those with a medical cert are allowed go unshaven, but neat moustaches are permitted.


The Garda Representative Association has shot down plans being considered by the Road Safety Authority to link fines to the driver’s salary.

The RSA says it’s considering the plan, but that it’s far too early to discuss.

But the GRA says it’s not the way to go to improve road safety.