Monday 24 April 2017

Martina Devlin: Trust in the Garda damaged by even the hint of a strike - and it will never be regained

Trainee gardai look on during a Scott Medal and Commendation presentation Ceremony in Templemore Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
Trainee gardai look on during a Scott Medal and Commendation presentation Ceremony in Templemore Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

Once the Rubicon is crossed there is no going back. Beyond that river lies the point of no return.

Currently, rank-and-file gardaí are standing knee-deep in the Rubicon, wading towards conflict - and a different relationship with the public they serve.

But there is time to turn back still. The decision is not irrevocable.

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