The three days of strike action by members of the Garda Representative Association planned for this month have been suspended.

The industrial action has been suspended pending the outcome of a ballot of its 10,500 rank-and-file members on recommendations made by the Labour Court.

In a statement, the GRA said: "A ballot of the membership will go out no later than November 14th and is due to be completed by November 28th."

A strike planned for last Friday was suspended at the 11th hour after the court made a number of new recommendations in relation to garda pay.

The industrial action in question were due to take place on consecutive Fridays this month.

Meanwhile, the GRA's Vice President has said they are seeking clarity on the financial benefits of last week's pay deal.

Jim Mulligan said the association hopes to have a breakdown of the deal on its website by tonight or tomorrow so that members can assess the benefits.

He also described today's meeting of the GRA's Central Executive Committee as "business-like".

Mr Mulligan said that there was "some tension" this morning, but when asked about a motion of no confidence he said that matter had been adjourned until the committee meets again on Wednesday.

It is understood attempts were made to put forward a motion of no confidence in the organisation's General Secretary.

Six members of the CEC left the meeting.