I was driving through the Phoenix Park yesterday morning and saw a fully loaded beer delivery truck pulling past the security barrier of Garda HQ.
I knew the state provides subsidised alcohol to the army on a barracks but I didn't know that they were providing drink to An Garda Siochana. It certainly seems odd if they were because of the police forces remit in drink driving offences.
McKee barracks backs onto Garda HQ and maybe the Army beer gains access through the Garda grounds.
Are senior Gardai getting juiced-up as a state provided perk of the job? I'm sure that senior ranks of the Gardai take the drink driving laws extremely seriously but the optics look all wrong, there are certainly very few houses within walking distance of Garda HQ.