Tuesday 27 June 2017

Ultan Sherlock: Local presence can give communities a sense of security that is beyond price

WHEN Stepaside garda station first opened in 1932, it was an isolated rural area with a very small population of farmers and tradesmen.

A garda sergeant and two or three gardai were stationed there on a live-in basis.

Fast forward to 2012 and the population of Stepaside and its environs has exploded to 20,000.

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