Shatter and Doherty debate garda station closures in Dail

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 18, 2012 News Shatter and Doherty debate garda station closures in Dail Previous articleHigh Court to reserve judgement on West Donegal subsidence caseNext articlePublic Accounts Committee looking at army border payments News Highland Facebook The justice minister has defended the closure of rural garda stations in Donegal stating the aim is to have more gardai out on the streets rather than behind desks.Minister Alan Shatter was responding in te Dáil to Deputy Pearse Doherty who raised the issue following a meeting of 200 hundred people in west Donegal concerned about crime in the area.Deputy Doherty highlighted the recent incident in Kincasslagh – it is claimed it took the Gardaí over two hours to respond to an act of serious vandalism where a car was set alight.Minister Alan Shatter said that was still under investigation adding that the government’s aim is to get the best use of the garda resources available:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/crimea.mp3[/podcast]Deputy Pearse Doherty rejected this stating the Minister does not understand rural Ireland:[podcast][http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/crimb.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestlast_img read more