Malingering among our gardaí must be arrested
What might be described as "slagging off the cops" is something of a national pastime in certain quarters in Ireland. All too often the comments are seriously ill-informed or are a cloak for some form of personal agenda.
And, in the case of many of us who observe from a removed distance An Garda Síochána going about their business, our observations on modern-day policing also run the risk of being over-simplistic.
For example, the often plaintive cry "we should have more gardaí on the ground'', may make little sense in the modern era of sophisticated, computerised technologies.