Gardai are far from ineffectual
I feel it is important that Mike Goodhall's claim that An Garda Siochana is a "threatening, corrupt and ineffectual" police force does not go unchallenged ('No more self-pity please, gardai', Letters, April 28).
While, like any organisation, there are areas where improvements can be made, it is in fact one of the most well respected police forces in the world.
One of the UK's highest courts recently commended the gardai for their vital role in one of Europe's biggest ever drug seizures. That said, Mr Goodhall may not be entirely to blame for his inaccurate view.