Public servants are easy targets
Sir -- Last week Jim Cusack made reference to a proposed new garda roster, (Sunday Independent, January 8, 2011). This article contained several inaccuracies.
Public servants in Ireland have been the subject of much vitriol through many media sources over the last number of years. Ordinary public servants are targeted and demeaned when this occurs.
Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors appreciate that they have jobs in these tough times. But they have the same outgoings as other workers. Surely they cannot be expected to either apologise for having chosen a career in the gardai, or to shoulder more than their share of the burden to correct the financial imbalance in society.