Garda drive puts pressure on PSNI’s 50/50 recruitment

As John Laird prepares to take his private members bill (PDF) to remove the requirement for the PSNI to keep to its 50/50 recruitment rule through the Lords for its second reading today, there is a bit of a shake up after the news broke that the Gardai had taken a recruitment stand in Northern Ireland, which the Ulster Unionists argue means both forces are fishing in a limited pool of recruits amongst NI Catholics.

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