An Garda Siochana needs to be fixed, not disbanded
Equating gardai with the police in the North in the bad old days of the Troubles is a dangerous road
Speaking on RTE radio a couple of weeks ago, Gerry Adams called for a "Patten-type approach" to Garda reform, before adding: "Now I'm not trying to draw comparisons between the old RUC and An Garda Siochana."
So why mention the Royal Ulster Constabulary at all, unless it was to make a mental connection in listeners' minds between the two police forces, both hated by republicans?
But then Sinn Fein would say that, wouldn't they?