Sunday 22 April 2018

Gardai did us proud for royal visit

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on a job well done by the force

OVER the past weeks, An Garda Siochana has been involved in planning and implementing the largest-ever policing operation in our history. The challenges were many and we faced many hurdles.

But by harnessing the strengths and experience of a well-trained police force, we found the right balance between facilitating the visits of our important guests and allowing the community to participate and enjoy this important period in Irish life.

My whole organisation responded to the challenges and clearly focused on delivering a robust policing plan to meet the requirements of all those involved and affected by the visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama. Thousands of gardai worked long hours in difficult conditions and showed high levels of patience and resilience.

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