“There was a squad car outside the barracks yesterday”.
“There was, but they are hardly to be seen most of the time, maybe things will change now”.
News reports of a resumption of Garda recruitment after a five year freeze brings expectation of a change in the situation. The ranks might be filled with enthusiastic young recruits, the Guards of the coming decades may differ from those of the 1980s, or the 1950s.
A friend recalls a holiday in the 80s. “We went up to Donegal on holiday; it would …