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Any ‘Brexit Border’ bad for community policing – Ó Donnghaile

11 October, 2018 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the clarity and frankness with which Assistant Chief Constable of the PSNI Alan Todd answered his question about the impact on community policing of a ‘Brexit Border’ in Ireland.

The Assistant Chief Constable was attending the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality alongside senior Gardaí officers yesterday.

Responding to the Assistant Chief Constable’s comments, Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile said: 

"I welcome the frank and clear comments by the Assistant Chief Constable at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice.  

"His views are shared by many in the community who are worried about the impact on the police of a Brexit border in Ireland and who support the efforts of the police and the community to fully develop the Patten concept of policing with the community. 

"Neither the PSNI or An Garda Síochána should be placed in a situation where they have to police bad political decisions, taken by the British government against the wishes of the people and which result in a Brexit border on this island."

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