first_imgDONEGAL TOWN Garda station is set for a massive refurbishment as part of a Government €60M upgrade of garda stations, it was announced today.It’s part of a government bid to repair the damage caused by the closure of 148 garda stations across the country – including five here in Donegal.Deputy Dinny McGinley, has said that the announcement of Major Refurbishment Project for Donegal Town Garda station is great news for the entire community and proof of the Government’s commitment to supporting the Gardaí in their work. “I am delighted that Donegal Town will be receiving a Major Refurbishment Project,” said the government backbencher.“This work will help ensure that our Garda station will be modern and fit for purpose. We need to support the Gardaí in carrying out their work to protect the community. We also need to provide a suitable facility for the members of the public that visit Garda stations, be it someone getting their passport stamped, a victim of crime who is receiving support or someone who is under investigation. In short, this investment benefits the whole community.“This follows yesterday’s announcement by the Minister Fitzgerald that €5.3 million is to be spent on 260 new Garda vehicles between now and the end of the year. These vehicles will be used to tackle the scourge of highly-mobile criminal gangs committing crimes in and across the country.“The Government will now have invested over €34 million in new Garda vehicles since 2012, marking a massive increase on the €4.8 million provided by the previous Government between 2009 and 2011. “Continued investment in An Garda Síochána is vital to provide a modern, effective and fit-for-purpose Garda force. This investment will continue with the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí to add to the 550 who have been recruited since this Government reopened Templemore. Investment will also continue through the Capital Plan 2016-2021 which provides an additional €46 million for new Garda vehicles.“In July, Minister Fitzgerald published a new Bail bill to strengthening the law to get tougher on serious and repeat offenders out on bail. This new law will see a clamp down on repeat burglars and will support the Gardaí who work extremely hard to catch criminals.“This Government is committed to ensuring that the Gardaí have all the necessary tools at their disposal to tackle crime. Providing modern, high quality Garda stations will enable the force to do its job in protecting citizens and preventing crime in Donegal and countrywide.” MASSIVE REFURBISHMENT PLAN FOR DONEGAL TOWN GARDA STATION was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TownGarda stationrefurbishmentlast_img

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