Wednesday January 22, 2020

Rostering mess leaves streets unpoliced

1,500 gardaí are deskbound as the force resists civilianisation

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th February, 2016
Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice

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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