Inishowen Post Office robbed as Sinn Fein question garda response times

There has been another raid at a post office in Inishowen.

Gardai says a number of men entered the Post Office at Bridgend shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon - they threatened staff and made off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The robbery comes as Sinn Fein claims that cutbacks to Garda resources are now having an impact on policing in Inishowen.

This is not the first time the post office at Bridgend has been targeted - in June  robbers escaping with a significant sum of cash.

Following yesterday's robbery, a cross border police hunt was launched - however no arrests have been made.

The robbery came on the same day that Donegal North East Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn expressed his concern about Garda response times to recent incidents of crime in Inishowen.

The Deputy says he has made his feelings clear to local senior Gardaí and decided to speak out publicly as he believes Government cutbacks are now impacting on the level of service to the public.

Deputy MacLouchlainn says he doesn't blame local Gardaí but cannot ignore slow response times that may give a green light to criminals to continue with their activities.