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Communities are left feeling vulnerable without a visible garda force

Niall Collins

Published 25/04/2015 | 02:30

Fianna Fail Justice Spokesman Niall Collins
Fianna Fail Justice Spokesman Niall Collins

Over the course of the past five months, I have submitted several parliamentary questions requesting a breakdown of Garda numbers on a county and station basis.

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Each time, the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald confirmed that she had the information, but failed to pass it on despite my repeated requests.

It is highly unusual for a Minister to frustrate the parliamentary process in this manner.

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