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Thread: Is it time now to disband the Garda Siochana and replace them with a force more suited to a contemporary Ireland

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    Default Is it time now to disband the Garda Siochana and replace them with a force more suited to a contemporary Ireland

    The Morris Tribunal cost the taxpayer over 88 million euros and the principal areas investigated were the issues of corruption and nepotism within the force. The Garda Siochana Act in 20005 was enacted to deal with the problems identified in the Tribunal findings. Do you think that since 2005 your confidence in the Gardai has been enhanced, or, as per the title, should we scrap the whole institution and start again?

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    No, next question?
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    Was the morris tribunal not about donegal ?......

    All i have to say is that,fine if you want an even more touchy feely police force than the gardai, then you can change the law to allow legal firearms to be held for home defence and personal protection purposes.

    Because maybe you haven't noticed but law and order is not in the best of health in this land.

    Then take a trip to spain or france or italy and see their touchy feely police......not, even the dumbest paddies know you don't mess with them boys because they will smash your head in !.

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    One of the great missed opportunities in recent Irish politics was regarding policing and the Good Friday Agreement. While the Patten Report was being compiled in the north a similar root and branch reform of policing should have been undertaken in the south. Unfortunately, to even imply that there may be some problems with an Garda Síochána immediately labels you as a subversive and this has damaged policing in the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb1979 View Post
    One of the great missed opportunities in recent Irish politics was regarding policing and the Good Friday Agreement. While the Patten Report was being compiled in the north a similar root and branch reform of policing should have been undertaken in the south. Unfortunately, to even imply that there may be some problems with an Garda Síochána immediately labels you as a subversive and this has damaged policing in the state.
    The psni though are not policing in a "normal" country, they have to be seen to be working to tie in with the whole "peace process" but it seems to me that policing has just been withdrawn from hugh aera's of the north full stop, that's a bit like "smart" policing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nationalsday View Post
    The Morris Tribunal cost the taxpayer over 88 million euros and the principal areas investigated were the issues of corruption and nepotism within the force.
    The principal areas investigated were corruption and incompetence in the Donegal division that was allowed to flourish because of the lack of leadership and incompetence of senior officers in the that division. There is nothing in the reports about nepotism.
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    Better try to bolster my own thread, eh? Re. Claire Daly saga - who was on the retainer for tipping off the press? i.e. that's not civic duty that's a nixer. I'm just p*ssed off that I'm still paying for the Tribunal who made recommendations to abolish such corruption
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    Quote Originally Posted by satanclaus88 View Post
    What ya thinking non-national,
    A little something more diversified for 'contemporary' Ireland?

    least these guys dont "pretend" to be upstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nationalsday View Post
    The Morris Tribunal cost the taxpayer over 88 million euros and the principal areas investigated were the issues of corruption and nepotism within the force. The Garda Siochana Act in 20005 was enacted to deal with the problems identified in the Tribunal findings. Do you think that since 2005 your confidence in the Gardai has been enhanced, or, as per the title, should we scrap the whole institution and start again?
    No.
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    A woefully ill-trained, ignorant, disorganised, shoddy, corrupt and unfit for purpose shambolic excuse for a police service, where advancement above a certain rank requires political patronage? There's African basketcases have a better police service FFS.

    As an organisation it's a bloody joke frankly. But the mindless conservative imbecile block that dominate Irish life cannot countenance any criticism, or attempts at reform of the Gardai. To speak ill of the guards is one of the unforgivable cardinal sins of Paddyland.

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