GRA welcomes Budget provision for extra 800 Garda recruits

The Garda Representative Association has welcomed the announcement of an extra 800 new Garda recruits in the budget.

More than €2 billion in expenditure has been allocated for the Gardai, which will include an increase of €10.5 million for operational expenditure.

The Vice President of the GRA Brendan O'Connor says the news is positive, but there are still issues to be addressed: