Armed Gardai off our streets!

While the crisis in An Garda Síochána has been grabbing headlines and the ongoing saga of Noirin O’Sullivan’s  long overdue departure and ground to a conclusion another, sinister, development has been going largely unreported. 

Armed Gardai off our streets!

By Eoin Ó Murchu Since late 2016 there has been a significant increase in the number of armed response unit (ARU) Gardaí on the streets.  They are provided with expensive German made weapons and vehicles set to the tune of €60,000. Their ostensible role is to combat gang activity and improve potential response rate to […]

State, Law and the Guards

One of the key ideas, tenaciously defended by the entire political establishment and ALL the mainstream media is that the law courts, the judges and the police are neutral.

State, Law and the Guards

One of the key ideas, tenaciously defended by the entire political establishment and ALL the mainstream media is that the law courts, the judges and the police are neutral. By ‘neutral’ they mean above or independent of politics, above or independent of social classes and above or independent of all interest groups. They simply enforce […]

Addiction Ireland

Gardaí are applauding themselves over the “success” of ‘Operation Stilts’ – the crackdown on “antisocial” behaviour in the city centre, which means they have been carrying out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act and moving on “undesirables” from busy shopping and tourist districts.

Addiction Ireland

Gardaí are applauding themselves over the “success” of ‘Operation Stilts’ – the crackdown on “antisocial” behaviour in the city centre, which means they have been carrying out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act and moving on “undesirables” from busy shopping and tourist districts. This issue stems from the state establishing the main methadone clinics […]