Concern that Carn could be targetted if garda levels are cut

There are concerns that the closure of the Carndonagh Garda station next week will leave the town the target of criminals.

It has emerged that from March 1st the station will close and it is thought garda cover will be provided from the stations at Clonmany and Malin.

Two years ago there was a fanfare announcement of plans for a 24 hour station based in Carndonagh covering north Inishowen staffed by 12 gardai and two sergeants.

However it is unclear at what stage those plans are now at.

Raymond Doherty is chair of the Carndonagh Local Development Company - he says there is great concern in the area:

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Local Councillor Charlie McConologue says that he has recieved assurances that garda cover will not be reduced in Carndonagh while the current station is being refurbed:
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