This Website is primarily intended as an additional service to the over 11,200 members of the Garda Representative Association and its retired personnel. The Association, founded 40 years ago, will as this site grows, adapt and change in order to utilise all available new elements in order to provide a first-class service to its membership.
The ethos of the Garda Representative Association is that collectively we can provide what individually we often cannot attain. It came into being as a vehicle to pursue collectively the best interests of all members of Garda Rank, in the areas of Pay, Welfare, Conditions and Services. These Objectives remain the primary focus of the Garda Representative Association and the Association will strive into the future to continue this ethos professionally and compassionately with a tremendous sense of responsibility and pride in our chosen profession, the Garda Síochána.
The Association was formed in 1978, it is an association of members of the Garda Síochána of Garda Rank which is established under the provisions of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005.
Section 18 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005 makes it unlawful for a member of the Force of Garda Rank to become a member of any trade union or association other than the Garda Representative Association of which the objects or one of the objects is to control or influence the pay, pensions and conditions of employment of any police force.
The GRA, therefore, is the professional Association established to meet the needs of its members in these and other areas.
The GRA is organised at District, Divisional and National levels with committees and officers elected every four years by the democratic vote of its members. It is funded by subscriptions paid by its members at the rate of 0.60% of basic salary.
The Central Executive Committee (CEC) is comprised of one elected member from each Garda Division. The President and Vice President of the Association are elected every two years. The Associations Headquarters are located at Floor 5, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin 7.