Donegal Town Mayor says garda station must remain open 24-hours a day

The Mayor of Donegal Town is calling on all politicians in the area to ensure the garda station in the town remains open 24-hours a day.

Padraig Kennedy is making the call following a Joint Policing Committee meeting last night at which the opening of the station for 12-hours a day was suggested.

Although gardai say they are trying to make better use of personnel and resources, Mr Kennedy says a reduction in opening hours would encourage criminals to visit the area.

He says there was no agreement at last night’s meeting on opening hours for Donegal station: