Justice Minister admits that some rural garda stations will close

The Justice Minister says it may well be the case that best policing can be provided by closing some Garda stations, or cutting their opening hours.

Alan Shatter's waiting on proposals from the Garda Commissioner on how to make savings - and it's expected to see dozens of rural stations hit.

The Minister's told the Dáil there may be no choice but to close stations:

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