Garda success a boost for alienated rural Ireland
Published 02/08/2016 | 02:30
These have not been the best of times for the gardaí: years of station closures, reductions in overtime and a lengthy embargo on recruitment have all taken their toll on morale.
Given such adverse circumstances, the news of a possible major breakthrough in the investigation of a sophisticated criminal operation targeting farmers is all the more welcome.
The investigation seems to have exposed just how elaborate and detailed these targeted raids on farmers appear to be.