Senator calls for more resources to tackle Donegal ‘crime wave’

A Donegal Senator has hit out at the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter for what he describes as a ‘slash and burn’of garda resources in Donegal while the county is in the midst of a 'crime wave'

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill was reacting to reports that garda numbers are to be cut  by over 1,400 this year - a claim rejected by the Justice Minister  - but 100 garda stations are closed or will close including 5 stations in Donegal.

There have been dozens of burglaries reported to gardai across the county in recent months - Senator O'Domhnaill says now it the time to strengthen the force, not reduce it:

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