Tuesday 24 May 2016

Station closures yet to be finalised

Published 30/10/2012 | 12:48

IF THERE are any garda stations in Sligo among the 80 more expected to be closed throughout the country before the end of this year, the Department of Justice is not saying, at least for now.

However, the Garda Commissioner is currently preparing his policing plan for 2013.

And a statement from Justice Minister Alan Shatter said he expected delivery of it shortly.

The Minister said that while it would be premature to speculate on what it might contain, he does expect that it will contain measures dealing with the further rationalisation of the Garda station network.

He added: "The objective is to ensure that optimum use is made of Garda resources and the most effective policing service is provided to the public."

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