Recruitment Row

It is reported in the Irish News that as part of the drive to increase Garda numbers by 2,000, the requirement for Irish may be dropped in order to allow more diversity.“The age limit of 26 for recruits will be reviewed, as well as the Irish language requirement for immigrants who wish to join the force. Mr McDowell said he wanted a “special accommodation” to facilitate Irish residents from different backgrounds.”

Initial reaction from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has been hostile.

How do fellow sluggers feel ?