Garda chiefs says more garda stations are likely to close in Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

AS gardai prepare to introduce new shift changes from tomorrow, the head of the Limerick division, Chief Supt David Sheahan says it is likely there will be further closures of garda stations in Limerick next year.

AS gardai prepare to introduce new shift changes from tomorrow, the head of the Limerick division, Chief Supt David Sheahan says it is likely there will be further closures of garda stations in Limerick next year.

Doon and Shanagolden garda stations closed earlier this month and Justice Minister Alan Shatter has called for a further review of stations across the country.

“From a divisonal perspective I have to look at all of the stations that we have here and I have to see how can we best provide the community service that we need to provide and at the same time what is the best fix and mix for stations within the divsion so we will look at everyting in totality in the coming months,” said Chief Supt Sheahan.

There are currently more than 30 garda stations in Limerick - some of which have only one or two gardai attached to them.

However, Chief Supt Sheahan says there are no plans to close any garda stations in Limmerick during 2012.