For the first time in five years, there is investment in gardaí
The Garda force is currently undergoing the biggest transformation in its history.
The overhaul will affect every sector of the organisation, including the specialist units at the forefront of the fight against crime. The authorities plan to turn the Garda into a modern force that can avail of the latest tools that are required to successfully take on today's criminals, ranging from small-time crooks to terrorists.
All of that requires financial investment - and for the first time in more than five years the Government finds itself in a position where badly needed funds can be spent.