Gardai being transferred to Letterkenny from five rural stations

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Up to five towns in Co Donegal are set to lose gardaí as part of cutbacks.

Under the proposals, gardaí who had been taken off rural duties for single days up until now will be moved to urban stations for up to eight weeks instead.

Gardaí in Lifford, Carrigans, Raphoe, Newtowncunningham, Convoy and Castlefin have been told they will have to work at the Divisional headquarters in Letterkenny.

Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says these towns cannot afford to lose Gardai......