Gardaí 'Seriously Hampered' By Lack Of Patrol Cars

Gardaí say they are being seriously hampered as they do not have enough patrol cars to properly serve their communities.

The Department of Justice has issued a statement saying: "Garda authorities have confirmed they are satisfied that a comprehensive policing service continues to be provided throughout the country".

However, the Garda Representative Authority says it has lost confidence in the Government's handling of crime and policing.

GRA President John Parker told RTÉ's News at One that in many instances patrol cars have been grounded.

He said that capacity to police outlying rural and urban areas has been seriously reduced.

Mr Parker added that this is a national problem, and denied that he was scaremongering or endangering communities by publicly raising the issue.


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