AS a PSNI officer cops flak *groan* for using CS gas spray in a Derry disturbance, Dublin hosts a conference on less-lethal weapons. Gerry Kelly has called for an end to plastic bullets ahead of the conference, but then the IRA always did prefer the more-lethal alternative. Dublin’s left seems equally outraged at the Jane’s Defence-sponsored event. Pick up a brochure here, but if you’re protesting outside, remember to duck if staff decide to demonstrate products in the field.Since the NIO is still looking for an alternative to plastic bullets, you never know who might be at the conference. This gives an insight into current Government thinking. Tasers anyone?