Garda strike action on hold: A fair cop?

Although the unprecedented threat of strike action has been put on hold, the garda dispute is by no means over

6th November, 2016
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Now that the immediate fear of strike action has dissipated, the public are learning of the pay deal on the table Picture: PA

It was all a bit tense at the Garda Representative Association (GRA)’s headquarters in the Phibsborough tower in Dublin last Thursday evening.

The central executive committee (CEC) of the GRA, which represents around 10,500 rank-and-file gardaí, had been meeting for several hours as an unprecedented strike by gardaí loomed.

Many CEC members were fuming with the association’s leadership after it urged 18 garda units to report for duty on Friday. This was...

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