MCCONALOGUE COMMENDS GARDAI FOR LATEST BURGLARY ARRESTS

first_imgDonegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has commended Gardai in Donegal following a number of weekend arrests and condemned an attack on gardai in Bridgend.The Fianna Fáil Deputy said Gardai in Donegal are continuing to uphold a high standard of public service to the community despite the closure of Garda stations and a reducing strength in the force as a result of cuts being pursued by Minister Alan Shatter.“I want to commend gardai for the success and arrests they have had this weekend in tackling criminal activity. The ongoing series of criminal acts being committed against people and property is a cause of great concern to the public and the government’s response has been woefully inadequate. “The ramming of a patrol car in Bridgend is particularly worrying. People will remember that two members of the force have died in the line of duty in Donegal in recent years and there can be no tolerance for attacks on gardai.“It is increasingly clear that the gardai in Donegal need more support and resources, not less. Fianna Fáil proposed a new recruitment campaign for the gardai, to open up the Garda training college and train new recruits as more gardai are due to retire this year. Minister Alan Shatter appears to have no bottom line when it comes to the reducing numbers serving in the ranks of the force. This is extremely dangerous for the security of the state and safety our communities.”Deputy McConalogue added the Gardai are to be commended and supported for their tireless work on behalf of the public.“The government needs to recognise that the necessary political and financial back-up for the gardai cannot be undermined further,” he added. MCCONALOGUE COMMENDS GARDAI FOR LATEST BURGLARY ARRESTS was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img