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1. It is possible to sue the Gardai in Ireland. However, the standard of proof for suing the Gardai is higher in Ireland and you will have to show that the Gardai failed in their duty to fully investigate the instances of burgulary and vandalism which you have suffered at the hands of the IRA. In your case, you should also show that the crime you suffered was aggravated by the Gardai´s failure to investigate your initial complaint. To take the action, I would suggest you see a solicitor who is experienced in litigation and who also has some experience with criminal work. This is because the case will require an extensive knowledge of how the Gardai investigate crimes. I would also suggest you put the solicitor in funds as this will ensure that your case receives the priority in the solicitor´s practice which you want. Ultimately, you will have to put together the extensive evidence of your complaints to the Gardai and the knock on effect it had on you when they didn´t investigate properly. You can expect an extensive defence by the Gardai, but you should prevail if you can show a dereliction of duty in the failure to investigate.
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