GRA members refuse Croke Park match duty

Saturday 02 March 2013 22.54
GRA-affiliated members of the gardaí are refusing to volunteer for Croke Park match
GRA-affiliated members of the gardaí are refusing to volunteer for Croke Park match

The Garda Representative Association has confirmed that its members are refusing to volunteer to work at Croke Park for tonight's Allianz National Football League game between Dublin and Mayo, as part of their protest about pay cuts.

The Garda Press Office has said there will be sufficient garda cover for the match.

It said there will be 76 gardaí on duty in the Croke Park area this evening, with 11 inside the stadium.

This is sufficient for the expected crowd, a statement said, adding that there will be no reduction of policing around the city because of the match.

Last month, the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, accused the executive of the GRA of encouraging members of the force to engage in a form of industrial action, after gardaí refused to use their own cars, mobiles and laptops for work duties.

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