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Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

Image: Shutterstock/Robert Mandel

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA are considering the purchase of robotic drones to help with surveillance according to an article in today’s Irish Times.

The news comes as investigative website TheDetail.tv reports that the PSNI has used drones 114 times in Northern Ireland since June 2013.

The rules concerning unmanned aircraft are currently being reviewed in Ireland, but gardaí are seemingly looking to keep up with developments.

Today’s poll, Would you support gardaí using drones?

Poll Results:

Yes, if it helps crime prevention why not? (6075)
No, drones have the potential to hinder privacy. (2930)
I'm unsure. (573)

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Rónán Duffy

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