Saturday 23 September 2017

Garda success a boost for alienated rural Ireland

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. Stock photo: Tony Gavin
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. Stock photo: Tony Gavin
Editorial

Editorial

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.

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