Quotes of the week
"Over the last couple of years, members of An Garda Siochana have felt pilloried by a lot of negative commentary in relation to members of An Garda Siochana and An Garda Siochana as a whole. So there is a huge job of work that has to be done to reinvigorate and boost morale."
Noirin O'Sullivan, Garda Commissioner.
"I cannot explain the suspended sentences that are being handed out all over the place. I cannot explain the failure to apply consecutive sentences where the law allows them to be imposed. But if it is as I think it might be, that the judiciary are responding to the lack of prison places, then that's wrong."