Serious concern has been raised over an unprecedented move to cut garda overtime in the run up to Christmas.
Senior Managers within an Garda Síochana have been told there isn’t enough money to pay for overtime for the rest of the year, and as a result it’s being reduced throughout the country.
The Government is now being called on to release extra funds, to prevent what the Garda Representative Association has described as a Christmas gift for criminals.
Former Chair of Clare’s Joint Policing Committee, Sixmilebridge Independent Councillor Pj Ryan believes the pubilc will be concerned, and thinks the Justice Minister should intervene:
The Head of the Clare Garda Division, Chief Superintendent John Kerin joined Fiona Cahill on Clare FM’s Lunchtime News to discuss the difficulties this poses in the run up to Christmas: