Clare’s Senator has echoed the sentiment of Gardaí, that people living in the county’s communities are key in the fight against drugs.
Martin Conway is responding to comments by the head of the Kilrush Garda District, who’s said that they’re aware of issues relating to drugs use in North Clare, but that they are no worse than any other part of the country.
Clare Gardaí insist problems associated with drugs in the Ennistymon area are no worse than anywhere else.
In recent days, following discussions related to drugs on Morning Focus, a large number of Clare FM listeners from the North Clare area have expressed their concerns about the prevalence of drugs such as cocaine.
Superintendent John Galvin, who is head of the Kilrush Garda District that includes Ennistymon, has asked those same people, and others with concerns to share any information – in confidence – with Gardaí.
Local representative Senator Martin Conway has today echoed those sentiments, saying Gardaí can work best with the full co-operation of the community who are the “eyes and ears” on the county’s streets.
Clare has it’s own dedicated divisional drugs unit, which carries out intelligance-led operations aimed at combatting the drugs problem, while community Gardaí are working with schools and other agencies in the area to educate people on the dangers.
But Ennistymon Senator Martin Conway, who is his party’s Justice Spokesman, says additional resources are always needed and it’s something he believes should remain a Government priority.