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Local Gardaí call for armed support regulations to be reviewed

May 24, 2022 13:05 By Shannonside News
Local Gardaí call for armed support regulations to be reviewed Local Gardaí call for armed support regulations to be reviewed
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According to the GRA, morale in the force is at an all time low

Local Gardaí are to call on the force to review plans for tasers to be distributed to frontline units as part of the 44th GRA conference taking place this week.

The Garda Representative Association represents members of the force at Garda rank across the country.

Delegates are gathering at the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport Co Mayo this week to hear over 60 motions from different Garda Divisions.

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Gardaí from the Sligo/Leitrim Division are seeking a review of armed support procedures including the provision of tasers to frontline units and response time comparisons against international norms.

Local members of the association are also seeking new policies on having Gardaí on standby for trials and court appearances.

Gardaí in Leitrim and Sligo have also called for the Garda Commissioner to take action on the difficulties facing members regarding pay in relation to periods of sickness or absence.

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According to the association, The government will only reach a quarter of its Garda recruitment targets this year.

Vice President, Brendan O'Connor, says morale in the force is very low at the moment:

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