Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan launches a new Garda Síochána mobile detection unit.

During a ceremony at An Garda Síochána Headquarters in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan hands over a mobile detection unit to Garda Commissioner William P Quinn.

Brian Lenihan says the unit will make a valuable contribution to the mobility and efficiency of An Garda Síochána,

Speed is of the essence in crime investigation.

The mobile unit, a van costing over £3,000 will be used in the investigation of crime in rural areas. Brian Lenihan believes the new unit provides the technical and specialist manpower required for this task.

The mobile unit can accommodate two gardaí and contains all the equipment necessary to carry out all forms of police work.

Finger prints may be taken and processed in the van. There is also has a designated space where police interviews can be held.

The van is fitted with one-way window glass to provide privacy. Other features include a two-way radio, a generator for providing flood lighting, telephone equipment and loudspeakers. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 January 1966.