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Anytime I am in or travelling through town on a Monday to Friday this Garda vehicle is dumped in the middle of O'Connell St opposite the G.P.O
Why is it there?
It apparently has no purpose. Is it used as a canteen for the local Gardai "guarding" the G.P.O. perhaps for taking a nap due to the arduous duty?
Is it supposed to be a visual deterrent to crime?
If it is, it is less than useless, the Daniel O Connell statue at the O'Connell bridge end of the street is normally surrounded by junkies drinking from cans, vodka filled coffee cups etc, whilst shouting and carousing with frequent scuffles breaking out amongst them. No sign of any Gardai bothering to move them on. Nor is there any sign of Gardai doing anything to stop the fare paying passengers of the Luas on Abbey Street being hassled by junkies
The traffic lights at the Spire suffers all day from the abuse by typical law breaking cyclists, engaging in anti-social behaviour, riding through the red lights, blatantly ignoring pedestrians as they attempt to cross the road and putting their lives in danger. Last week I witnessed a young girl having her mobile stolen by a thug on a bike at the Spire.
Walk up North Earl St and witness the all-day drug dealing, again another street filled with junkies.
Stroll on up Talbot St and its more of the same along with frequent fights.
So why leave this Garda vehicle dumped in front of the G.P.O. when all it does is highlight the totally ineffectual and lack of a police presence in the centre of town?
It's to give the illusion of a garda presence to the local toe rags. Not that it worked when they were kicking the crap out of each other at the corner of Henry street with hurleys in broad daylight not so long ago.
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