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Should Gardaí have to smarten up their beards?

Hairy-faced cops being told to “smarten up”. In an email to officers in the Roads Policing Division in Dublin, Gardai were told: “members should decide whether they want a beard or not and commit to one look or another.” Andrea was joined by listeners on Lunchtime Live to discuss...

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13.37 1 Apr 2022


Should Gardaí have to smarten up their beards?


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13.37 1 Apr 2022


You might have heard this story today about hairy-faced cops being told to “smarten up”.   

In an email to officers in the Roads Policing Division in Dublin, Gardai were told: 

“There are some members who cannot seem to make up their mind whether they want a beard or not, and alternate on a weekly basis from being clean-shaven to having various stages of facial hair. This is unacceptable."  

“In short, members should decide whether they want a beard or not and commit to one look or another.”  

It goes on to warn against patchy beards saying if after two weeks of growth ‘the face still resembles a badly watered lawn in a heatwave, then it is time to concede graciously and admit defeat.” 

Andrea was joined by listeners on Lunchtime Live to discuss...

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