Wednesday 22 February 2017

For the first time in five years, there is investment in gardaí

Published 02/11/2015 | 02:30

Against the odds, the gardaí have a proud record of producing results from their criminal investigations while maintaining the trust of communities
Against the odds, the gardaí have a proud record of producing results from their criminal investigations while maintaining the trust of communities

The Garda force is currently undergoing the biggest transformation in its history.

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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.

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