Cllr Frank McBrearty accuses senior Gardai of not listening to Councillor’s concerns

Shatter 'Donegal not a special case'
Shatter 'Donegal not a special case'

Labour Councillor has said he doesn't agree with the Justice Minister that Donegal was not a special case in terms of policing.

Councillor Frank McBrearty was commenting following two serious incidents in Donegal this week - two elderly sisters where attacked in their Raphoe home while a shop in Lifford was robbed at knife point.

In both cases a UK registered vehicle was used.

Minister Alan Shatter played down the problem in Donegal earlier this year and also rejected calls for improved cross border co-operation between Gardai and the Police.

But Councillor Frank McBrearty says he doesn't agree and has accused garda management of not taking councillors views on policing on board:

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