"someone should go for the Guards"
Gardaí in Dublin, 1954
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The Guards, or Gardaí, are the police force in the Republic of Ireland.  The full name is Garda Síochána na hÉireann, meaning "Guardians of the Peace of Ireland".  A police officer is a garda.

 

Garda, 2004
GNU Free Documentation LicenseGarda, 2004 - Credit: Ideru, Wikimedia