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Ireland: Wednesday's demonstration of the 24/7 Frontline Alliance was a lot smaller than the big rain soaked demonstrations on Friday, but no less important in some ways. It’s seldom a good idea to take on all of your enemies at the same time. It’s a sign of the times when the Gards, their Sergeants, and the Prison Officers start agitating. But this is a crisis of the bosses making, there are savage cuts in payments and huge pressures on the rank and file Gardai. The crisis is eroding the support for the entire system.