A lu­di­crous waste

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT -

AS WE re­veal to­day, bur­glary gangs are tak­ing ad­van­tage of dark evenings and us­ing the mo­tor­way net­work in the af­ter­noon to steal from homes be­fore the own­ers re­turn from work. Against that back­drop, it is lu­di­crous that gardaí are still stand­ing guard at the home of for­mer taoiseach Liam Cos­grave, who died last month and who was pre­de­ceased by his wife last year.

The force has re­fused to com­ment, say­ing it is an op­er­a­tional is­sue. Fine, but it is an op­er­a­tional is­sue that should have been sorted the day af­ter he died. That it was not is symp­to­matic, yet again, of a po­lice force that has lost its way.

It is noth­ing short of far­ci­cal.

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