AGSI President Antoinette Cunningham says members will be ballotted for strike action if enough progress isn't made

The Justice Minister has been put on notice that mid-ranking Gardaí want the right to strike.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors is meeting in Carlow where the suicide rate and welfare issues will dominate.


But Charlie Flanagan has also heard demands for the AGSI to get union recognition.

Recognition would give officers the right to strike, even in a restricted capacity.

AGSI President Antoinette Cunningham says members will be ballotted for strike action if enough progress isn't made with the Minister: "We will see how matters progress over the next few months. As I said earlier to the Minister for Justice, we will also write to the various oversight bodies. They too carry a great responsibility. If they are serious about the reform agenda in An Garda Siochana then they must address the very issues that affect the workers in the organisation."