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Enda you're fired!

I visited my elderly parents today for Sunday dinner. As I drove up to their house a Garda car was parked at a neighbours. I asked my parents did they know it was there and had there been any trouble. Just then the neighbour called enquiring had they heard anything last night. Turns out two vehicles had been broken into. One was a van and it seems like the thieves were after power tools. The other was an ordinary car. The guards were called and it took them an hour to get there. I wondered about that. There is no longer a full-time Garda presence in our town. Cut backs! I live in the midlands and in one hour the thieves could easily have escaped to almost any corner of Ireland.
My mother tells me that when she was growing up there were five Garda stationed in the town. Since then the town has quadrupled in size and now there are no Gardai.
We are told by the government that crime is down, that there are no need for extra Gardai. Certainly crime may be down in Leinster House but out and …