Third Armed Support Garda Unit for the border region.

An Armed Support Unit of twenty Gardaí will be stationed in the Cavan/Monaghan area from this morning.


Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the deployment last week at the Cross Border Organised Crime Conference.


This will be the third armed support unit to be located on the border, with existing units located in Ballyshannon and Dundalk.


The spotlight on border resources has intensified in recent weeks, with Brexit on the horizon and the brutal attack on Kevin Lunney and alleged threats being made against Fr Oliver O’Reilly who spoke out against those behind the attacks over the weekend.