Martina Devlin: The gardai are there to protect us, not scare us
OPEN your lungs, take a deep breath. Catch that smell? Of course you do, it's impossible to miss: a distinct whiff of hysteria is in the air.
Let's track the scent and see if we can identify its origins. As it turns out, no intensive sleuthing work is needed -- it's clear the agitation is being drummed up by garda representatives.
Now why on earth would our custodians of the peace want the public to believe they'd be better off cowering in bed, duvets pulled over their heads? Preferably with Fort Knox locks on every window and door?