Less than a third of Kerry people happy with Gardai

Only 29 per cent of people in Kerry say they were happy with the overall service being provided by the Gardai. The Gardai public Attitudes Survey 2005 showed Kerry was second from the bottom of the table followed only by Donegal at 26 per cent. The Survey found that satisfaction rates fell in 20 divisions, while it only improved in four. 83 per cent of people nationally said they were satisfied, a drop of 2 per cent from 2004.There were significant differences within the Country with dissatisfaction rates varying in from 8 per cent in Cork West to 26 per Cent in Dublin Metropolitan Region. Mayo recorded the biggest drop in satisfaction rates at 10 per cent with Galway West experiencing the largest increase. In excess of 10,000 interviews across 25 Gardai divisions were undertaken. The survey is the largest to be undertaken on behalf of An Gardai Siochanna.