Local Gardaí are among the first in the country to trial a new addition to the Garda uniform. Baseball caps are being trialled from this morning in three Garda stations in across the country. These include Gardaí in Ballinasloe, Bantry and Terenure.
100 officers will wear a soft baseball cap and a 'bump stop cap' which offers better protection. They'll then give feedback on how the caps feel and what the public think about them.