Calls for more gardai for County Donegal

A Donegal TD says too much is being expected of the fewer than 400 gardai that now serve in the county.

Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the only solution to relieve the pressure on the current garda force in Donegal is more gardai to be stationed in the county.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fail Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has written to both the Garda Commissioner and Justice Minister highlighting the decline of Garda numbers within the Donegal Division.

Deputy McConalogue is a member of the Donegal Joint Policing Commitee which heard this week that garda resources are being channelled toward Dublin in the effort to fight gangland crime there.

He says Donegal also has extra demands because of its location along the border: