After six hours of talks at Templemore on Thursday, the threat of disciplinary action against four gardai - two from Kilkenny - over a walk-out at the AGSI conference which was attended by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has been lifted.
Local sergeants Pat Baldwin of Kilkenny and Ted Hughes of Thomastown met with Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning yesterday as the four officers pledged their support to Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.,
AGSI General Secretary John Redmond said the threat of sanctions against the delegates who represented the Carlow/Kilkenny division at the conference was outrageous. He said the officers were mandated to act the way they did and they were reflecting the views of the sergeants and inspectors they represent. He also added the meeting centre solely on the comments made regarding the Garda Commissioner.