Alan Shatter has changed regulations to allow PSNI Officers to be appointed as Gardai up to Assistant Commissioner level. Appointment to the highest posts is at the discretion of the Government.
Among the many questions this raises is the obvious one of to which state the individual is loyal, and whether they would have sufficient knowledge of Irish law and regulations to do the job.
There has been a joint Garda / PSNI rugby team since last year. Is this what SF means by a United Ireland ?