Garda numbers could dip below 13,000 - Shatter - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 28, 2012
On average that's 1 Garda for every 353 people.Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has suggested the number of gardaí may fall below 13,000 and could not say when recruitment might begin again. [...]
However, with 13,440 members still in An Garda Síochána, the EU-IMF bailout target of 13,000 will be missed. Based on current rates of retirement, that target will not be met for almost a year
Do posters feel such numbers are acceptable/workable?
(whatever happened to protecting frontline servces btw?)