Stress is a major issue for Gardaí – as sick leave bill comes to almost €500,000

The representative for rank and file Gardaí in Cavan and Monaghan is calling for an immediate occupational stress survey to be carried out among Gardaí.

It comes as Northern Sound News revealed that sick leave for Gardaí in Cavan and Monaghan could have cost as much as half a million euro last year.

In 2016, 27 members of the force took long term sick leave – but only 12 reports of physical injury on duty were made. GRA representative James Morrisroe says that stress is a huge issue for Gardaí but is not regarded as an ‘injury on duty’.