SBP Editorial: Brought to the brink by the self-serving servants of the people

6th November, 2016
Since 2010, they have been given the power to recruit teenagers, who have been dubbed ‘spy kids’

The first ever Garda Commissioner, Michael Staines, delivered a motto which has always been repeated to every new Garda recruit.

“The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people,” he said.

It is a motto that is upheld by members of the force on a daily basis in difficult conditions. In the last five years alone,...

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