Rank and file Gardaí are rejecting claims by the Justice Minister that the force is adequately resourced.
The Garda Representative Association says its members do not have enough resources to do their jobs properly and there’s huge frustration among ordinary Gardaí.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris are appearing at the GRA National Conference in Killarney today.
Minister Flanagan addressed the delegates earlier but faced an audience of Gardaí claiming they do not have the appropriate funding to do their jobs properly. Minister Flanagan says there is an unprecedented level of resources available to Gardaí.But that’s being strongly rejected by members, who say they lack funding, resources, training and equipment.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will address the gathering later. He will face questions over how resources are being allocated, and how quickly new recruits are being brought in to assist frontline Gardaí in their daily duties.