Reserve Defence Force Units in Carndonagh and Milford to close

A Donegal North East Deputy is hitting out at the Government after it was confirmed that the standalone units of the reserve defence forces are to close in Carndonagh and Milford.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is reducing the size of the Reserve Defence Force and cutting its funding by 50 per cent following a value-for-money report.

The reserve facility in Letterkenny is to be retained.

The units in Carndonagh and Milford currently have up to 150 volunteers, and with the Government offering no travel expenses, Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says many will now have to quit the force.......