Senator says retired gardaí could cover for those on leave

Retired gardaí should be brought back on duty to cover for those who are on leave. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare That’s according to Fianna Fáil senator, Mark Daly. More than 1,000 gardaí have taken leave from the force this year through a range of schemes ranging from maternity leave to special leave of absence. This is more than double the number for 2011. Mark Daly says retired members of the force could go on a list to cover for gardaí who are on leave. He says the situation with gardaí is unique in the wider public service: [audio_player src=””]