Garda ethos must change to alter how it is perceived
A policeman's lot is not a happy one, went a line in a famed Gilbert and Sullivan opera. A catchy tune and a sentiment shared by many.
I salute the dedication and courage shown by most gardaí in combating crime and keeping the peace.
Sadly, recent revelations about false breath tests, and the litany of scandals preceding these, would be too over the top for a 'Keystone Cops' movie or 'Police Academy' send up, let alone as material for a comic opera.