SF deputation meets with Chief Superintendent

A Sinn Fein deputation has met with Chief Superintendent Terry Mc Ginn this afternoon, with Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn saying it now seems that garda station closures in the county are inevitable.

In the Dail earlier this week, Justice Minister Alan Shatter told Deputy Mac Lochlainn that no decisions were made, and accussed him of political naivity and scaremongering when he urged the government to prevent the closure of up to 24 garda stations in Donegal.

The minister said the Garda Commissioner is preparing a report, to which Chief Superintendents and senior garda management figures are contributing.

However, Deputy Mac Lochlainn claims the minister is starving gardai of resources, giving the commissioner no other choice than to close stations to cut costs............

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