The General Secretary of AGSI has told RTÉ News that closing 80 further Garda Stations by the end of this year, replacing them with “proposed clinics” is “not sustainable.”
It is understood targeted stations will be replaced by “occasional clinics”, which will see Gardai meet people in local centres.
RTÉ’s Paul Reynolds told Morning Ireland that “Gardaí will make themselves available to meet people and deal with issues such as taking reports on crime and stamping forms.”
John Redmond says, “renting a hall several times per week would actually be more expensive than running a garda station.”
Listen to Paul Reynolds’ interview on the subject with Áine Lawlor on Morning Ireland here.