The good, the bad and the irresponsible
A garda gave his life to save one vulnerable woman, but the system utterly failed another
Siobhan Phillips was a vulnerable woman. In October 2015, Garda Tony Golden was murdered trying to protect her. Dara Quigley was a vulnerable woman. A month ago, when she was at a very low ebb, utterly defenceless, a video of her plight somehow emerged from Garda custody. It was displayed for the world to see.
Within a short time she killed herself.
These are the extremes we've experienced from the Garda force.