Defence Forces are last resort in Garda strikes
Ireland will not be turned into a military-controlled State should the rank and file members of the Garda force decide to press ahead with their threatened series of one-day strikes next month.
Deployment of personnel from the Defence Forces on the streets of the nation is seen as a last resort.
One of the primary tasks set out for the military is to act as an aid to the civil power. In other words, they can be requested to assist by the Garda authorities.