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  • Northside East

Local Garda boost 

Friday, 21st June, 2019 6:00pm
Local Garda boost 

The Coolock Garda Division is getting 28 new members.

Local Garda boost 

The Coolock Garda Division is getting 28 new members.

MINISTER for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD has welcomed 201 new members to An Garda Síochána, which includes 28 who will be assigned to the Coolock division. 

The Blanchardstown Garda Division is to receive 27 new members of Dublin’s 120 total.

Minister Flanagan said these new members of the force were already earmarked for these areas before the recent murders, and will help strengthen the Garda response to gang violence and increase public safety in their communities.

“Having visited Coolock Garda station and local communities, I know how welcome these new members will be,” he said.

Minister Flanagan reflected on the important role the new recruits will play in improving community safety, reducing crime and preventing harm to vulnerable people. 

“The role of visible, frontline community policing cannot be underestimated,” he said. 

“These new recruits have been assigned to stations around the country where working with their colleagues they will provide high visibility policing that will ensure that ordinary people can go about their lawful business safely.”

Overall Garda numbers now stand at over 14,000 and a further 200 gardaí will attest later this year.

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