…in Dublin. The Irish Times reports that “city councillor Larry O’Toole, a candidate in the forthcoming general election, said he took up the position in the city’s embryonic policing partnership to ensure accountability”. O’Toole added: “But policing in the six counties is an entirely different matter. There may be issues about policing in the south but they are issues that can be dealt with.” It is the first time in the history of the state that a relationship between the Garda and local authorities has been placed on a statutory footing. Wonder if Larry will be at the ardfheis in the new year…?