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AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

AGSI Statement on Impact to Policing Budget Following President Trump Visit

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“If media reports are to be believed and the cost of policing the recent President Trump visit to Ireland will directly impact vital Garda services, AGSI has serious concerns.

“We would ask the Garda Commissioner to reassure our members that ICT and training, and frontline overtime will not be impacted due to the estimated €11million cost of the US President’s visit.

“If state visits require funding, AGSI believe that Government should provide extra resources as opposed to directly affecting essential policing improvements which have a direct impact on frontline services.

“To shelve plans for mobility and new I.T. projects would fly in the face of numerous reports from the Police Authority, the Garda Inspectorate and the Commission on the Future Policing of Ireland on our organisation’s transformation needs.”