Watters welcomes additional Garda resources for Carlingford and Omeath

Watters welcomes additional Garda resources for Carlingford and Omeath

Local Sinn Féin councillor Antóin Watters has welcomed plans for additional Garda resources to the Omeath/Carlingford area.

Talk of the Town revealed last week that additional Gardaí were planned for the peninsula area, which has seen its numbers drop by one in Garda each in both Carlingford and Omeath in the last year.

News of the additional resources were revealed at last week’s meeting of the Local Policing Forum in Dundalk and Cllr Watters said it was hugely welcome.

He said: “I have been concerned at the reduced numbers for some time now.

“Over the past six years we have seen the Garda resources, especially in rural areas, cut to the bone. Omeath and Carlingford are busy tourist areas as well as being a large residential area and they are just as entitled as other citizens to a Garda presence and decent resources.

“Locals have consistently raised their concerns with me and hopefully this will go some way to alleviating those worries,” said Cllr Watters.

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