On this 100th anniversary of policing in Northern Ireland, there is a determined effort to blacken the good name of the RUC

By Stephen White OBE, Chair of RUC GC Foundation

This Sunday, close to 500 people will attend a thanksgiving service in Belfast’s St Anne’s Cathedral to mark the centenary of policing in Northern Ireland.

They will recall loved ones who were cruelly cut down by terrorists during the ‘Troubles’.

They will silently think of others who died during their police service and the individuals who took their own lives.

Thoughts will go back in time to 1922 and the creation of the RUC and An Garda Siochana to take over policing from the Royal