The closure of rural garda stations has resulted in residents living in fear writes Trevor Laffan. As a recently retired member of An Garda Síochána with over 35 years’ experience I feel qualified to make certain observations. Crime is rising in rural Ireland and not only is it rising but it also seems to be taking on a more sinister […]
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Garda station closures removed the garda from the centre of rural communities, police numbers remain depleted and rural Ireland is abandoned. Why? asks John O’Keeffe. Those of us living in cities can often be accused of smugness when it comes to those who eschew rural life. While the country generally may still be suffering economic difficulties, urban dwellers have not […]