We need to know that gardaí can do their job
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.
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.