Sunday September 20, 2020

Frontline in the firing line

As government cuts continue to bite, a considerable drop in the numbers of gardaí, firefighters and paramedics will soon be witnessed, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

15th January, 2012
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A graduation ceremony for gardaí at the Garda College in Templemore: the force may soon be reduced to as few as 12,000. Photo: Kieran Clancy

Launching a new book about An Garda Síochána at the end of November, Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave a commanding speech in front of the force's most senior officers and invited journalists. However, one of his jokes failed to go down as well as the rest did.

Kenny was speaking to an audience that included Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Deputy Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan when he made a throwaway remark about how...

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