Sinn Fein TDs want community consultation on the future of Garda stations

Donegal's Sinn Fein TDs have said that the Minister for Justice must consult with local communities over Garda station closures.

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig McLaughlin have written to Alan Shatter demanding that he doesn't sign off on the closure of any station.

They have said before he does, he must consult with Joint Policing Committees, community alert committees, parish councils, representative groups for the elderly and disabled and hear their cases why they think their local station be retained.

Deputy Padraig MacLochlain has said all community groups must be consulted before any closures:

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