Mac Lochlainn says community festivals and sports events should not have to pay for policing

Padraig MacLochlainn

A Donegal Deputy has begun a campaign to remove the obligation on local sports organisations and community based festivals to pay for policing services.

Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Sinn Fein will introduce legislation to amend Section 30 of the Garda Síochána Act.

Last month, it emerged that a festival in Co Donegal, which did not want to be identified, was charged €4,000 by gardaí to provide security at an event.

Deputy MacLochlainn told the Dail Gardai don't want to charge local communities for events.....