Monday 20 February 2017

We need to know that gardaí can do their job

Published 28/05/2016 | 02:30

Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily
Policing Authority chairwoman Josephine Feehily

You know you have a policing problem when people complain about their absence on the street, yet every time you turn on a news bulletin in recent days, the Garda Commissioner is there attempting to explain or account for one controversy or another.

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It's close to two decades since the murder of Veronica Guerin. Veronica's murder crossed the line. Once given the resources, the gardaí struck back with a vengeance on behalf of decent society.

But that was then. Today, it is easier than ever to get drugs on any street in the country.

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