Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 15 April 2014
There is growing tension in Ukraine where armed pro-Russian separatists have seized control of buildings in the east of the country, including a police station, despite threats of military action by authorities in Kiev.
President Barack Obama has told the Russian President Vladamir Putin that Moscow would face further costs for it’s actions and that Russian troops needed to withdraw from Ukraine's border to defuse tensions.
Olexiy Solohubenko, Editor at BBC Global news and Ambassador Dan Baer, head of the US Mission to the OSCE based in Vienna joined Sean.
Policing on the cheap, rats in our Garda stations, Whistle-blowers, drunks, being unable to chase criminals in their souped up cars and a no-show by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter. That was just some of the drama at the Annual Conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors which opened in Killarney Co Kerry yesterday afternoon.
Our reporter Valerie Cox joined Sean from Killarney as well as John Jacob, Deputy General Secretary of the Association.