Sunday September 27, 2020

Few Garda reforms in return for €40 million

Labour Court agreement specifically excludes the issue of inefficient garda rosters

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
6th November, 2016
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan: strike action was narrowly averted this weekend Pic: PA

The government failed to secure badly needed Garda reforms in return for its €40 million pay deal, it has emerged.

The Labour Court agreement specifically excludes the issue of inefficient garda rosters, which put more members on the street on a Tuesday night instead of a Saturday night.

But they will have to be negotiated separately, along with other reforms such co-operation with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s modernisation programme, giving more powers to the Garda...

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