Garda Representative Association says social media is being used to attack gardaí

The association has claimed money is being offered online for personal information about rank and file officers

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Social media is being used to attack gardaí - according to the Garda Representative Association.

The GRA claims that money is being offered online for personal information about rank and file officers.

While gardaí have rules on what they can share online, the GRA says that when officers become the victims of online abuse garda management has taken 'little to no action'.

Outgoing President Dermot O’Brien says "when social media is used to target, criticise and target our members, some garda management have been lacking in openly defending us. This is unacceptable".

The issue has been raised at the group's AGM in Kerry, which continues later this morning.

Delegates have also heard complaints about the outdated Pulse computer system.