Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has indicated the Public Service Pay Commission could be set up quickly to try to prevent gardaí withdrawing their services next month.

Four days of strike action have been scheduled by the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the Garda Representative Association for November.

Speaking on RTÉ's The Week in Politics this afternoon, Ms Fitzgerald said all possibilities will be considered in a bid to resolve the dispute over pay before more than 12,000 gardaí take industrial action.

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The Tánaiste said the Government will manage demands in the public sector in the right way and she was committed to negotiations to deal with the issues.

Earlier this week, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe said that the unions inside the Lansdowne Road Agreement have made it very clear that if they see any changes for other bodies they will expect the same.

He said more than 20 civil and public servant unions and more than 250,000 public servants are inside the LRA and it was vital there was continued engagement with the bodies who are outside the agreement.

The minister said the Commission will assist and provide input on the orderly unwinding of legislation which has underpinned the various public service pay and pensions reductions but would not take the place of direct negotiations between the bodies and the Government.

Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Jim O'Callaghan said the Government appears to be unaware of the scale of what would happen if gardaí withdraw from duty.

He said the force would be reduced to just over 300 senior gardaí who would be relying on reserve gardaí without the powers of arrest.

He urged the Government to get into talks with gardaí without delay.

Labour's Sean Sherlock said the dispute must be resolved using a mechanism that could include the Labour Court.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae said there is fear out there and the Government must sit down and talk to gardaí immediately.