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Gardai Striking... Implications For Us.
 
# 1 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 08:56
 
 
I see that the Gardai are striking on Friday.

Does that mean it will be a free for all for criminals and burglars? Or is it just admin work?

How will it affect us?
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# 2 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 08:58
 
 
It's the purge, people will be able to do whatever they want for 24 hours. Have you decided who you gonna murder?
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# 3 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 09:00
 
 


Hmm, ok, I can draw up a hit list now...
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# 4 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 10:24
 
 
Someone said :

How will it affect us?

You're going to get murdered.
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# 5 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 10:40
 
 
The courts will be less busy. Only people really before them will all already be in custody (prison) which wouldn't be the job of the Gardai escorting them anyway. Fridays are generally quieter court wise anyway as Judges like to get away early for their round of golf.

What else? PULSE won't be accessed. If a crime is committed and its serious of course it will be investigated but if a bag or phone is snatched probably not until the next day.

Thats it really. The Ordinary Joe Public probably won't notice a difference.

I could probably think of a few more differences later.
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# 6 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 11:48
 
 
Security at the airport, ie passport control will be affected too?
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# 7 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 11:59
 
 
Someone said :
Security at the airport, ie passport control will be affected too?

Not really. Its mostly civilians doing passport checks. A few Guards doing checks still on Terminal 2 which for the day will be taken on by civil servants.
Airports have their own police anyway. The strike dosen't affect them. They are not "real Guards". They only have power of arrest in the Airport or its grounds. This will also be phased out with civilians taking up their duties.
So no no real problems.

Sorry except for immigration. Illegals may be kept in Airport for 24 hrs till the strike is over.
But again that won't affect the legal traveller.
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# 8 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 12:02
 
 
Someone said :

They only have power of arrest in the Airport or its grounds. This will also be phased out with civilians taking up their duties.

I hadn't heard that before. Do you know where I can get more information on those plans?
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# 9 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 12:04
 
 
Someone said :

Not really. Its mostly civilians doing passport checks. A few Guards doing checks still on Terminal 2 which for the day will be taken on by civil servants.
Airports have their own police anyway. The strike dosen't affect them. They are not "real Guards". They only have power of arrest in the Airport or its grounds. This will also be phased out with civilians taking up their duties.
So no no real problems.

As long as it doesn't affect my flight to London in a few weeks, I'm happy
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# 10 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 12:06
 
 
Someone said :

As long as it doesn't affect my flight to London in a few weeks, I'm happy

I edited at the end. You're good to go Boggy if you're legal
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# 11 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 12:12
 
 
I'll tell you how I get on at Dublin Airport on Friday.
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# 12 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 12:12
 
 
Someone said :

I hadn't heard that before. Do you know where I can get more information on those plans?

Public Service transformation Ozren. The WRC has given guidelines for every incremental step and all staff have received a copy and plenty of updated copies.

What plans exactly do you mean? Civilians have been used the past few years in prisons and Garda Stations and Airports for admin work. Next year is the final phase to get all staff off admin work and indeed security posts and have a full non grade officer taking up the posts. Its cheaper to pay them and free up some trained resources.

Sure thats the whole point of the Croke Park Agreement. Gardai voted against it and came out worse than those unions that accepted.

We all just want back what we were promised and to honour the agreement they signed. Its getting a bit ridiculous now that staff are sleeping in locker rooms as they can't afford accomodation in Dublin.


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# 13 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 16:23
 
 
Someone said :

Public Service transformation Ozren. The WRC has given guidelines for every incremental step and all staff have received a copy and plenty of updated copies.

What plans exactly do you mean? Civilians have been used the past few years in prisons and Garda Stations and Airports for admin work. Next year is the final phase to get all staff off admin work and indeed security posts and have a full non grade officer taking up the posts. Its cheaper to pay them and free up some trained resources.

Sure thats the whole point of the Croke Park Agreement. Gardai voted against it and came out worse than those unions that accepted.

We all just want back what we were promised and to honour the agreement they signed. Its getting a bit ridiculous now that staff are sleeping in locker rooms as they can't afford accomodation in Dublin.

Crossed wires here. You said the Airport police will lose their powers of arrest. That is different from moving gardaĆ­ off admin roles and replacing them with civilians.

(BTW, don't the civilians on passport duty have powers of arrest?)
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# 14 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 17:02
 
 
When I read this thread title, this is what comes to mind...


http://www.joe.ie/news/video-garda-produces-baton-and-strikes-eld etc ...
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# 15 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 17:41
 
 
I have an English Mastiff here, so good luck to anyone who fancies my property and what remains will be fed to dogs afterwards!
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