Union fury over Garda station closures

The government is facing major headaches from the country's gardaí, who are unwilling to engage in talks on the extension of the Croke Park agreement.

27th January, 2013
Gardaí are 'sick of getting patted on the back by the Taoiseach and others, saying we do great work', said AGSI general secretary John Redmond. Photo: Collins

The government is facing major headaches from the country's gardaí who are unwilling to engage in talks on the extension of the Croke Park agreement. Unions are furious and morale is at an all-time low, senior Garda sources have claimed, as the force prepares for the closure of 95 Garda stations nationwide on Thursday.

The closures are part of a suite of cost-saving measures announced by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter in December's budget and...

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