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Let me begin by stating I have never met Dara Murphy.
Through this paper I have regularly commented on a serious lack of Garda resources that have led to an increase in “violent” crime and in particular attacks on the elderly in their homes. All attributed in my opinion to a lack of Gardaí on the “beat”.
In relation to the vehicle breakdown I believe we need to look at the picture objectively.
Dara Murphy, a junior minister, left his home on the morning in question travelling on official business to represent the government in Brussels.
He required assistance to continue the journey to Dublin Airport. I suggest the Gardaí had a duty to provide such assistance so the Minister could carry out his duties.
Rather than attracting criticism, the Gardaí should be commended for providing assistance.
Michael A. Moriarty
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