The closure of a number of Garda stations in Co Roscommon in recent years is leaving areas prone to crime – that’s according to Strokestown-based Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy.

He points to the closure of Garda stations in Tarmonbarry, Ballintubber, Ballyforan and Knockroghery, and says additional Garda resources are needed to help fight rural crime.

Deputy Murphy says only 15 new Garda recruits have been assigned to the Roscommon / Longford Garda Division over the past three years, and he believes a strong Garda presence is important in fighting rural crime……

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