Protect and serve
• I read there are to be more garda stations closed, bringing the number to around 160 so far. Some occasional clinics will open instead for a few hours a week to deal with passports, driving licences and, I presume, the occasional unlicensed bull.
This is the same as handling a whistle to airline passengers as their plane plunges into the sea, so that if they survive, at least then can blow into it to alert the fish.
Sorting out passports and driving licences will be the last thing on the minds of residents that are still left, especially in rural areas, for the young are already gone, and the old cannot afford the road tax.