Opinion Analysis

Friday 19 January 2018

Mick Carty: Closing so many garda stations will prove a false economy

THE announcement by Alan Shatter that 100 garda stations are to close understandably causes security concerns and disquiet in local communities in general and the elderly and vulnerable in particular.

For the manned local garda station is a symbol of the Government's interest in providing safety for the local community by controlling crime and disorder.

Moreover, it creates a sense of security for the community as well as a deterrent to criminals.

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