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Closure of Garda Stations


Flyposter

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Seeing that the stations are closing today I heard a story on the local radio last week of a FG councillor in Longford going to ask the local Garda Super if he would let the local guard that is stationed in the village have clinics in the councillors shop in the village After the station closes today Of all the **** eyed ideas to come up with. It has to be the worst bit of a political stunt ever in this area The councillor would be better if he got the Minister to not close the station in the first place Talk about gimmicks to get votes That one would be hard beaten And tonight the same Councillor is on the RTE news crying about the closure. His party and his Minister is closing them
 


Bobcolebrooke

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My cousin lives in a small village that is loosing its Garda Station. The local people were concerned and went to their local T.D. to campaign against the closure.

The T.D. who was an FG T.D. looked into the activity levels of crime in the area and discovered there was no crime reported in over ten years.


The locals contend it is because there is a Garda there for 40 hours a week!
 

R3volution_R3ady

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darkhorse

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We cant have a Garda station in every little sheveen in the country
Its the number of Garda that count - not the number of Garda stations
 

Bobcolebrooke

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The simple solution is to recruit 3000 Garda reserves. Hell they dont even need full uniforms except the shoes trousers and shirts.

Most rural gardai go around "half blue" anyway
 
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Gracchus

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OP's, style, use of language. Not denying it. Came when Neutron was banned. Several mitigating factors involved here.
Why was he banned? I remember one hilarious OP from him about something big was going to happen soon, like a Zombie invasion or something, was a good ole laugh.
 

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As I have said many times the crime is this Country lies squarely at the feet of the Judiciary for letting the hardened scum off. Better to leave the Garda stations open and fill the cells with the low level crims, that must bring in about another 300 prison places.

Fill them with the low level crims and bring them out every day to work if they want fresh air and leave them a telly and few beers on a Friday & Saturday night. They would be away from the system and rehabilitation into society would be much faster than Mountjoy. If they do not like it or adapt then back to the Joy immediately.

Shatter dos not inspire anyone and he has not addressed the legal aid joke, the impunity of foolish judgements, the Roma/Bulgarian influx that is ready to come next year and reform of the judiciary. He is well versed in the art of rhetoric - todays example about closing Garda stations will not deter roaming thieves does not address stopping roaming thieves but diverts us from thinking he has any plans whatsoever to find and jail these scumbags.

Shatter belongs in the senate in Rome, bluffing and spoofing while no ideas or real problem solving ideas are implemented.
 

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Had a humorous slant about Bob wanting to call up 30,000 reserves and then arm them, but I hurt his feels.

Fixed that one for you Bob.
 
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Carlos Danger

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Mea culpa.
But I felt you were misrepresented.
 

hiding behind a poster

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My cousin lives in a small village that is loosing its Garda Station. The local people were concerned and went to their local T.D. to campaign against the closure.

The T.D. who was an FG T.D. looked into the activity levels of crime in the area and discovered there was no crime reported in over ten years.


The locals contend it is because there is a Garda there for 40 hours a week!
That's like the guy going round Central Park in New York wearing protective clothing and carrying a shoulder-mounted spray gun. Someone comes up and asks him what he's spraying, and the guy says "elephant repellant". The other guy says "but there are no elephants in Central Park!", to which the first guy smiles and says "yeah - good stuff, isn't it?"
 

Bobcolebrooke

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A neighbour boy who was the same age as myself became a garda, and was stationed in a small sleepy country village where very little happened. Tom had a great interest infarming and would get to know about cheap land to be rented. He used to finish about 60 bullocks a year as well as being a garda.

The super used to do a tour of inspection to the station every two months. He reckoned that if you were asked for an opinion by the super on anything to reply that he had not thought about it.

He always kept a good fire on to recieve the super and would make a point of commenting to the super during the visit "isn't that a grant fire Sir"

The supers came to the view that there was no point in considering any more challenging role for Tom, and he was left in the sleepy village in peace.
 

Davidoff

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As a nation we don't do change. The media love to feed the hysteria too.
Feeling people's pain is what passes for objective journalism in this country.

The arguments seem pretty straightforward in this case. God help us when it gets more complex.
 

Telemachus

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Alan Shatter is laughing at the rank and file garda, he was making jokes about the closures outside the Dail. He really needs to be removed and his mistakes reversed.



I wonder how many of the gobshytes in Dublin South will be voting for him come next election.
 

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