Government rejects bill to provide extra protection to emergency workers

A Donegal North East Deputy has expressed his dissapointment at the Governments decision to reject proposals to provide extra protection to frontline emergency workers.

Last week Fianna Fail said they wanted individuals found guilty of assaulting gardaí, A-and-E staff and members of the fire service to be jailed for five years.

They also said they wanted to see tougher sentences to individuals who caused the death of anyone working in a frontline emergency job.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who highlighted the death of Garda Robbie McCallion, says anyone who assaults a member of the emergency services, should feel the full rigour of the law...