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Deployment of one extra Garda to Kerry "pathetic"

6 December, 2005

Sinn Féin North Kerry TD Martin Ferris has described the deployment of one extra Garda for traffic duty in Kerry in the run up to Christmas as pathetic. Deputy Ferris said the deployment of one extra Garda was wholly inadequate for a county the size of Kerry. He also said that a government promise of extra gardaí by 2008 was insulting to people’s intelligence when everyone knows there will be a general election on or before 2007.


Deputy Ferris said:

“The deployment of one extra Garda for traffic duty in a county the size of Kerry is wholly inadequate and to be quite honest a pathetic attempt by the government to cover up its broken promise of deploying 2000 extra gardaí throughout the state. It is also notable that any commitments being given by the government across a whole range of issues, including promises of extra gardaí, are being made for 2008. Everyone knows that there will be an election on or before 2007, so if there’s even a slight change in government they will be able to renege on any promises they made. It’s an insult to people’s intelligence and they are fooling no one."ENDS

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