Really? Im not sure where I picked it up, but I have this perception of the Garda being incredibly racist and corrupt, and they're only just overturning that stigma in the last generation or so.
Im not sure where that came from, or how accurate it is, but it's definitely the link in my mind.
If I saw that rune out of context, I'd dismiss it as generic fantasy or something.
However, having been shown the context, I don't see why we should give them the benefit of the doubt. This is the stuff dog whistles are made of, casual coincidences that are only really meaningful to their...
To paraphrase some of the discourse here:
"Back in my day we used slurs however we pleased, and if some lilly hearted sucker didnt like it, they were welcome to just go ahead and stop listening *spits*"
It's a game because it's not real. No one involved in this thinks they're going to change anything. It's a publicity stunt to promote the actions of that security CEO. I'd be prepared to bet that he pursued the journalist to publish this story.
Again, reading comprehension. The project (the real focus of the article) is run by a private citizen. One who is playing games by suggesting a ban to the representative, so he can piggyback off the publicity.
The representative is just a schmuck who knows this ticks box A - him being seen...