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That's not what we meant by mounted gardai...

JI TOOK on a few dangerous punters in my time as a garda.

But I never tackled a candidate like the one this unfortunate officer tried to collar in Smithfield last weekend.

Back in the day you might get a belt on the head if you were clearing up a late night row there.

But few officers ever got a clatter from a, er, weapon like that.

Someone should have told the gardai involved that crime doesn't neigh.

Mind you if these poor officers gets tired on the beat there's one thing they can do -- apply for a transfer to the Mounted Unit.