Gardai to ramp up resistance to pay cuts

Rank-and-file gardaí have drawn up radical plans to "hit the public purse" as part of an escalation of their resistance to proposed pay cuts under a revised Croke Park deal.

24th February, 2013
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.

Rank-and-file gardaí have drawn up radical plans to "hit the public purse" as part of an escalation of their resistance to proposed pay cuts under a revised Croke Park deal.

Garda Representative Association (GRA) officials will this week consider advising their 11,000 members to use their "powers of discretion" when dealing with certain types of offences.

This could lead to many gardaí refusing to impose on-the-spot fines where there is a discretionary power for them...

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