GRA strongly opposes ‘Garda Clinics’ proposals

The Garda Representative Association is criticising plans to overhaul the policing model in Ireland.

Newspaper reports say it could mean that stations which have been closed to cut costs will be replaced by so-called 'Garda clinics' - held at venues like community centers at specific times.

But the GRA President John Redmond says renting a hall several times per week would actually be more expensive than running a garda station.

And he believes it would be harder to conduct official business:

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