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Policing - an Irish Christian Liberal Democracy within the United Kingdom and the National Government of Ireland Act

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Michael Gillespie • July 2006

The Act should make provisions for the setting up of a two tier policing Service in Ireland.

  1. A National Police Service - the Garda Siochana
  2. Four Provincial Police Services
    1. The Royal Connacht constabulary
    2. The Royal Munster constabulary
    3. The Royal Leinster constabulary
    4. The Royal Ulster constabulary

The Act should State that the Garda Siochana is under the control of Dail Eireann and the four Provincial Police Services are each under the control of the appropriate House of Representatives.

The Act should make provision for the setting of a department of policing studies in the universities where members of the Garda Siochana are educated.

The Act should recommend that each member of the Garda Siochana be fluent in Irish. In the case of members of Provincial Police Service, under the Act these should be trained and educated in a Provincial Police academy.

The Act should State that in the enforcement of the Law, the Police Service should be constitutionally neutral.

However under freedom of mind, freedom of speech and freedom of expression the Act should state that the Police Services, both National and Provincial are free to comment upon, issue statements or criticise the Laws of the State both National and Provincial.

The Act should permit the appointment of a National Ombudsman and an Ombudsman for each of the four Provincial Policing Services.

The Act should State that the person ultimately responsible for Police behaviour in enforcing the Law is the Minister of Justice in Dail Eireann in the case of the Garda Siochana, and the Provincial Representative for Justice in each of the Policing Services in the Four Provinces.

The Act should confer upon the police service both National and Provincial the Crown Irish special right of access to Irish territory in all its aspects, to every nook and cranny of the environment, to all institutions organisations, professions and to all groups either public or private. To all buildings and structures and dwellings unhindered.

The Act should stipulate as necessary that the Police Service must produce a search warrant when entering a private dwelling.

The Act should empower the Police Service both National and Provincial to use firm but reasonable Force in enforcing the Law.

The Act should stipulate as necessary that members of the Police Service both National and Provincial be trained in the use of fire arms.

In times of civil disorder and riot which is a threat to life and property, the Act empowers the Taoiseach to call out the armed Police Force both Nationally and Provincially and quell the civil disturbance or riot with the use of firearms. The Act should state that unless the Police Services are faced with an armed individual or armed gang members of the Police Services both Nationally and Provincially must be unarmed.

The Act should stipulate as necessary that individuals and the communities give full co-operation with and information to the National Police Services both National and Provincial.

The Act should expect that the National and Provincial Police Services will liaise closely with one another.

 

 

Next week, The Army, the Navy and the Air Force, and the Orange Order.




See Also:
Article 1: Democracy
Article 2: The Way of Life
Article 3: The Crown Irish
Article 4: Rights, Freedoms
Article 5: The Legal Profession
Article 6: Government Politics
Article 7: Religion
Article 8: Policing
Article 9: The Army, the Navy and the Air Force
Article 10: The Orange Order

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3 September 2006

Other Articles From This Issue:

Sinn Fein: Or the Party of Symbolic Republicanism
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Public Commitment or Public Relations
Martin Galvin

Suits You, Sir
John Kennedy

False Memory Syndrome
Ray McAreavey

True Faith
Eamon Sweeney

Not the Cathal Goulding I Knew
Liam O Comain

Dark Days Ahead
John Kennedy

Return to Conflict No Alternative
David Adams

Sir Reg's Party Games
Anthony McIntyre

A Secret History of Irish Music
Seaghán Ó Murchú

Unionism's Favourite Nationalist
Dr John Coulter

Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 7
Michael Gillespie

Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 8
Michael Gillespie

Trotsky and the Ghetto of the Sects
Mick Hall

Global Conscience Not US Capital: The Case for Liberal Intervention
Gabriel Glickman

Letter to Bertie
Michael McKevitt Justice Campaign


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The Price of Our Memory
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In the Balance
John Kennedy

The Time for Revolutionary Marxism is NOW
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No! To A Holy War
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Rendition Collusion
Eoin McGrath

Rendition Flights
John Kennedy

An Open Letter to Martina Anderson
Dr John Coulter

An Honest Writer: Cristóir Ó Floinn
Seaghán Ó Murchú

A Dual Presidency: An Improbable Solution to the Irish Problem
Michael Gillespie

Federalism
Michéal Mhá Dúnnáin

Petition Calling for a Referendum on Irish Unification
Patrick Lismore

Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 5
Michael Gillespie

Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 6
Michael Gillespie

Number Crunching
Dr John Coulter

PFI Ventures Show the Con in all its Sordid Splendour
Anthony McIntyre

 

 

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