The Clare Garda Division could be amalgamated with Tipperary, under a new proposed policing model.
The restructuring of the force is part of a new model aimed at revamping policing at a local and regional level and includes recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate and the Policing Commission.
Under the plan, the number of Garda Divisions would be cut from 28 to 19, while the number of garda regions will be reduced from 6 to 4.
Clare and Tipperary would merge, and join Limerick, Kerry, and Cork West and North and Cork City in the new Southern Region, rather than being amalgamated with Galway, as previously thought.
It’s expected that the number of Chief Superintendents will also be reduced. Irish Examiner Reporter, Cormac O’Keefe has seen the proposals and he’s been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that it could potentially become a major political issue.