Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy says he has been assured by Minister Charlie Flanagan that his concerns about the lack of a local Garda presence in the Tarmonbarry area will be addressed.
Deputy Murphy commented: “Garda resources across Galway-Roscommon were seriously depleted over the last number of years. The number of officers on the ground had fallen by almost 10%. Tarmonbarry is one of seven stations in the constituency closed since 2012.
“Many people are now choosing not to report minor crimes as it involves travelling to another town where there is a Garda station. In the Tarmonbarry area in recent times there has been a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries”. Deputy Murphy said that a full-time Garda presence in Tarmonbarry is what’s needed, not “a meaningless gesture” from Minister Flanagan.