About GRA

The Association

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.

Local Representation:





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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.

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 GRA is obliged to hold a Delegate Conference each year.  The Annual Delegate Conference is the primary policy making body of the Association and consists of members of each of the Divisional Committees including members of the CEC.

The Associations Headquarters are located at Floor 5, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin 7.

Our Mission

The mission of the Garda Representative Association is to defend and promote members’ interests, with due regard for public wellbeing and the Garda oath to protect and serve. We negotiate and advocate for members of Garda rank in respect of policy, garda welfare and pay, terms & conditions. We also provide member services of relevance and value.

GRA Officers

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Ronan Slevin

General Secretary


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Mark O'Meara



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James Morrisroe

Deputy General Secretary


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Niall Hodgins

Vice President


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Tara McManus

Assistant General Secretary


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Frank Thornton