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A member of the Garda armed support unit.
A member of the Garda armed support unit.
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Poll: Should all uniformed gardaí be armed?

From today, members of specialist regional garda units are allowed to permanently carry arms.
Jan 1st 2014, 9:41 AM 29,168 325

FROM TODAY, CERTAIN members of an Garda Siochána will be allowed to be permanently armed.

More than 120 uniformed gardaí are to be fully armed as part of a crackdown on gangland crime.

The force was founded almost 100 years ago, and this marks the first time that uniformed members are allowed carry guns full-time.

It will only be gardaí in specialist regional units who will be allowed to carry arms.

Today, we ask: Should all uniformed gardaí be armed?


Poll Results:

Yes, but only in specific areas and cases (3450)
No (2938)
Yes (1133)



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Aoife Barry

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