Saturday 22 July 2017

Niall O'Connor: This will do nothing for morale in the force

Gardaí need to be empowered – not spied on. Stock photo
Gardaí need to be empowered – not spied on. Stock photo
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Let me paint you a picture. Two Garda officers climb into their patrol car and head off towards a busy country road to set up shop.

Their job for the duration of the 12-hour shift is to flag down motorists and check whether their tax and insurance is in order.

For whatever reason, these officers never make it to the designated roadside location as instructed by their superiors.

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