DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE – A REDMONDITE ANALYSIS by Donal Kennedy


The Dublin Metropolitan Police “was constituted in its present form in 1846, and its whole history since tends to show, not only that is an imperial and not a municipal concern, but it is also really a branch of the military department, and ought properly be placed on the army estimates.  I do not think it is insignificant to note in this connection that the present head of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the chief inspectors are retired soldiers.”

 – Tom Kettle, MP for East Tyrone, in his Maiden Speech in the House of Commons 2nd May 1907.

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