Calls for gardai to be redeployed from non-core security duty at Limerick Courthouse

Ryan O'Rourke

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Ryan O'Rourke

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Calls for gardai to be deployed to security duty at Limerick Courthouse

LIMERICK Senator Kieran O’Donnell has called for the re-deployment of gardai from non-core court security duties at the new Courthouse in Mulgrave Street to frontline community policing duties in Limerick city and environs. 

This is in line with a key recommendation from the Commission on the future of policing in Ireland which was published last September, Senator O’Donnell claims.

“I am calling for the re-deployment of gardai from non-core court security duties at the new courthouse in Mulgrave Street to frontline community policing duties here in Limerick city,” said O’Donnell.

“This is in line with a key recommendation from the Commission on the future of policing in Ireland which was published last September. Furthermore, under the implementation plan, this type of re-deployment is to be progressed this year,” he added.

O’Donnell claims the communities and businesses of Limerick want to see extra gardai on the beat. 

“It makes no sense to me having these 22 highly trained garda engaged in non-core court security activities when they could be out patrolling the streets and making Limerick safer,” O’Donnell claims. 

“I believe these gardai skills sets would be better deployed on much needed frontline community policing activities in Limerick city centre and the environs,” he added.