A Donegal North-East Deputy is claiming that rather than consulting with local politicians and communities about Garda Station closures, the Justice Minister is preparing his excuses for going ahead.
Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn is dismissing Alan Shatter's claim that it may well be the case that best policing can be provided by closing some Garda stations.
In the Dail last evening, Minister Shatter said the Government may have no choice but to close some Garda stations as savings have to be made. Dozens of rural stations are expected to close as a result, with fears that over 20 could close in Donegal.
Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says the way Minister Shatter is acting suggests decisions are already made........