Sligo Councillor says Joint Policing Committee is ‘a waste of resources’

A Sligo Councillor has stepped down from the Joint Policing Committee in the county.

Independent Councillor Michael Clarke submitted his resignation at a meeting of the Council yesterday after submitting a motion saying he has concerns it’s a waste of resources.

He received Council support for his motion to get a breakdown on the number of people in the Sligo Leitrim division who were wrongfully summonsed by the Gardai as revealed in March.

A Garda error led to over 140,000 people nationally being incorrectly summonsed and 15,000 subsequently appeared in court and had a penalty imposed on them.

However, Councillor Clarke says he was not allowed to raise the same issue at a recent JPC meeting which he feels is the correct forum for issues like this: