It has come to light that the head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, John Redmond, is facing legal action should he continue to represent his members through protesting against the governments plans to introduce Croke Park 2. The head of the Garda Representative Association, PJ Stone, has also stated that he feels that he is no longer able to control the actions of his members. He is making it quite clear that a major escalation of industrial action is on the cards, and this is something which will be orchestrated through the rank and file itself rather than through the established representative associations.
Relations between An Garda Síochána and the government have never been so tense, and the attitude of Minister Shatter is making matters worse. It seems that the Gardai are on a collision course with the government.
AGSI boss 'faces criminal investigation' if he continues protest
GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to payThe head of the Garda Representative Association has said he fears losing control of the anger of rank-and-file members.
Meanwhile, a Garda Sergeant has revealed he faces a criminal investigation for his role in the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.
Gardai protest outside Dail against pay cuts
Meanwhile, Gardai throughout the country are continuing to meet and demand for an orchestrated campaign of industrial unrest."At the end of the day, you can only push people so far," he said, "and if you isolate people to the extent that they feel that nobody cares or that nobody's listening, well then sometimes you lose control. I hope that doesn't happen," he added.