Vigilance is key for gardaí to ensure that a potential terrorist emergency does not become a disaster writes Noel Whelan As a boy growing up in a military family in Ireland, I was always fascinated by the dedication of An Garda Síochána. I asked my parents many searching questions about the police and crimes on the evening news. They […]
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To rank and file gardaí, the latest whistleblowing saga appears very much like these things always appear to those who work the frontline – diversionary hot air writes John O’Keeffe. Picture this scene if you will. Tom has been in the Force for 15 years.* He graduated from Templemore at a time when the Celtic Tiger had begun to lick […]
An Garda Síochána is at a crossroads argues John O’Keeffe. Either it now properly equips its front line members to deal with violent crime or it loses its core mission – to protect and serve. The perennial debate of where the modern Irish police force sits shows little sign of abating. In this magazine we raised the issue […]
Frontline gardaí go into the unknown yet their contribution is undervalued in their remuneration, argues John O’Keeffe THE British prime minister, David Cameron recently claimed that more police in the UK now work on the ‘frontline’ than at any other time in the Force’s history. Independent analysis would appear to support this proposition. Some 83% operate almost exclusively on […]