Promising extra gardaí has been a time-honoured solution during election campaigns in answer to the problem of crime on the streets.
It is no surprise that the main parties have all gone down this route again, particularly after the gangland murders of David Byrne at the boxing weigh-in at the Regency hotel and subsequently, of taxi driver Eddie Hutch.
The killing of two gardaí in the line of duty in Louth over the past...
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