"Tá bád ag na póilíní."

Translation:The police have a boat.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

Poo!! I mucked that one up a right sight. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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"The police have a bad egg?" ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

Something like that, yeah. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karandrakis

Is this an Irish thing? Do the Irish police have boats?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwasson
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Police in places with water often have boats, since crimes, and evidence of crimes, often end up in the water. There's at least one police officer here (not Ireland) dedicated to diving our rivers looking for evidence, bodies, etc. Or think Miami Vice. Tá na póilíní san uisce.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scorcher92

I've never heard of or come across "Garda" boats. I would've thought any sort of marine policing of would be the responsibility of the Navy. However, one time while exploring at a harbour, I came across a boat which was marked as a police boat. I don't think it had the same logo that our Gardaí have but they were a type of police, mainly dealing with customs issues such as finding drugs and they were either plain clothed or had a completely different uniform I can't remember. As mwasson points out above, incidents can happen in rivers etc and I've heard in the news of the "Garda diving squad" searching if a body was being looked for in a canal or river so they could well have boats too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

According to Wikipedia, there are Harbour Police in Dublin Harbour and Dún Laoghaire Harbour. They are essentially private police forces set up under statute, though the Wikipedia article suggests that the work has essentially been subcontracted out to private security firms in Dublin Port over the last few years. (And they are explicitly excluded from the muzzle requirements in the Control of Dogs regulations, believe it or not).

And then there's this.

1 year ago
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