Councillor says more garda needed on the ground in response to armed raids

A Donegal County Councillor claims the latest armed robbery in Donegal underlines the lack of garda manpower and how that manpower is being used on the ground.

Yesterday afternoon at around 3 o'clock an man armed  a sawn-off shotgun held up the post office in Manorcunnungham, the postmistress was badly shook up by the ordeal and was treated for shock.

The man escaped in a Green Vauxhall Cavalier which was later found burnt out in Derry.

Councillor Paul Canning says much garda time is being tied up with office work and attending court sittings and that is taking resources off the ground: