Cope calls for reinstatement of Glenties Garda District

Pat the Cope Gallagher

The incoming Justice Minister is being urged to reinstate the Glenties Garda District, wehich was scrapped as part of a national rationalisation of garda resources in November 2013.

Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher is supporting the call at last week's Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference for a full review of the rationalisation, and in particular, the closure of garda stations.

Deputy Gallagher says the decision to downgrade the Glenties District was a backward step in rural and community policing which has negatively impacted the level of Garda cover in rural and west Donegal...........