Senior gardaí blast government as ‘next to nothing’ done to correct pension gap

AGSI said the anomaly preventing some members from collecting pensions is impacting recruitment

AGSI said “next to nothing” had been done to examine rules barring sergeants and inspectors from accessing their pensions upon mandatory retirement, with an interdepartmental group report due by May. Picture: Getty

A representative group for members of An Garda Síochána have criticised the government for saying it had set up taskforce to examine a 6-year pension gap faced by a cohort of gardaí, despite no such group having been established.

According to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI), members of the government told senior police officials that it had set up a working group to examine a bureaucratic anomaly preventing them from collecting pensions. ...