Dáil debates

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation

 

12:50 pm

Photo of Jackie CahillJackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail)

I raise the Garda Commissioner's decision to remove a chief superintendent from Tipperary as part of its amalgamation with Clare. Unfortunately, we are seeing a very significant increase in crime in our county. In the last week or ten days, representatives from community groups in four towns - Ballina, Nenagh, Thurles and Cashel - have reported very significant increases in antisocial behaviour. The activity of rural gangs is again on the increase. One constituent whose house has been called to three times is now sleeping in an outhouse for fear of her private dwelling being broken into. She feels she would be able to make an escape from an outhouse so as not to be held captive in her own home. Taking a chief superintendent out of a county is definitely not the way to increase resources. We need extra Garda resources in Tipperary. A county of our size needs and deserves its own chief superintendent.

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