It is not the Gardaí’s job to clean up the mess made by politicians

Comment: The Garda Commissioner warned last week that a policy of enforcement risks undermining the public’s relationship with the force

11th October, 2020
It is not the Gardaí’s job to clean up the mess made by politicians
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris fears what he describes as a ‘draconian approach’ in terms of penalties for breaches of Covid-19 restrictions

We can blame the Normans. Their arrival to Irish shores in the 12th century marked the beginning of more than 800 years of direct English rule in Ireland. Of more relevance to the strange times we find ourselves in is the fact that they also introduced the county system to the Irish landscape.

Over four centuries, the Normans created the shire boundaries which today we know as the 32 counties. The history of this is important...

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