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O’Brien calls for emphasis on community policing

11 October, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Speaking following the Budget 2017 announcement that the Government would increase funding to recruit 800 additional Gardaí, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien said that this is a welcome start but more needs to be done to fix the justice system.

The Cork North Central TD said;

“Sinn Féin called for the recruitment of 800 additional Gardaí in our alternative budget proposals and we welcome that the Government took this on board.

“We would hope that of the 800 additional Gardaí recruited that there is an emphasis placed on community policing.

“Clearly, much more needs to be done in terms of allocating resources to initiatives that actually work and effective services that communities need.” 

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