Saturday 22 July 2017

Our challenge is to make the Garda a police service fit for the 21st Century

A garda graduation ceremony at the force’s training college in Templemore. Arthur Ellis/Press 22
A garda graduation ceremony at the force’s training college in Templemore. Arthur Ellis/Press 22
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald

THIS is a reforming Government. That's what we promised we would be. Reform is what is being delivered, right across the board.

In some cases, like the reform of local government, the system required reform simply because it had been designed for another time. That applies, too, to the updating of our water infrastructure: Victorian pipes cannot be expected to cope with 21st-century demands.

In my own portfolio, I did not encounter a police service untouched down the years.

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