Conway Confident Garda Overtime Cuts Will Not Impact Frontline Policing

Clare’s Senator is expressing confidence that cuts to the Garda overtime budget won’t impact on frontline policing in this county.

The new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris says the force will significantly exceed its budget for the year, which is not sustainable.

It means overtime will be cut and while it will still be available for specific security operations that is subject to approval.

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Martin Conway, who’s Fine Gael’s Justice Spokesperson in the Seanad, has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that he’s confident in the commissioner’s ability to police effectively – while he’s also expecting Brexit talks to come down to the wire: