Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Justice, Jim O’Callaghan TD has said “I am very pleased that tomorrow’s threatened Garda strike has been postponed and I commend tonight’s decisions of the GRA and AGSI.”

“Hopefully, the recommendations of the Labour Court will now form the basis for a permanent settlement of this dispute.”

“The prospect of this Garda strike caused deep concern throughout our community. The Irish public should never again be put in a position where they are exposed to the risk of losing Garda protection.”

“The people of this country have a right to expect that the Gardai will always be available to guard them and the State,” concluded O’Callaghan.