Eddie and Leish Maher who were in Cahir House Hotel for last Friday's senior citizens' party. (John Ahern)

The police are critical to the smooth running of society and in Ireland at least, they remain – unarmed, community based and people focused. 

For the last 17th years Cahir based members of An Garda Siochana have been to the forefront in organising a post Christmas senior citizens' party and on Friday last they, along with volunteers from Cahir Fire Brigade, Cahir River Rescue and the local scout troop hosted a very enjoyable get together in Cahir House Hotel – students from Colaiste Dun Iascaigh also helped out. 

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