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Gardaí had a duty to assist to Murphy

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

Rochestown

Cork


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