Friday 24 November 2017

Gardai forced to work two jobs

In response to Mike Goodall ('No more self-pity please, gardai', Letters, April 28), I would point out that An Garda Siochana has deteriorated from being one of Europe's best forces to one of the poorest-equipped, due largely to the incompetence of successive Fianna Fail-led governments since 1997.

We should have a police force in which we can express confidence, in light of the soaring rates of petty crime, murder, robbery and other offences against decent society.

Gardai in the past have allowed themselves to be corrupted due to their "penury", and as resources dry up it is to be expected that this will happen again. I do not want to see corruption rear its ugly head.

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