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O’Brien comments on mounting pressure on Minister in wake of AGSI strike decision

18 October, 2016 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Speaking following the AGSI decision to take part in industrial action with their GRA colleagues, Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Deputy Jonathan O’Brien called on Minister Francis Fitzgerald to outline her exact contingency plan for policing during the Garda strike as well as her plans to avert the action.

Deputy O’Brien said;

“This level of Garda action is unprecedented and far more extreme than the ‘Blue Flu’ of the 1990s.

“It will have a significant impact on service provision by a key organ of the State and one which the public will have significant concerns about.

“The Minister clearly needs to outline her exact contingency plan for policing during the Garda strike, but more urgently her plans to avert the action through dialogue with the Gardaí themselves, rather than thinking media appearances are going to magically resolve the issue.” 

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