Six police stations to reopen after review
The Irish government has rolled back time by reversing its police station closure agenda.
The Irish government has rolled back time by reversing its police station closure agenda. Six Garda stations are to reopen in the republic following a review, the justice minister has said. The report was commissioned after a Programme for Government pledge. More than 130 stations closed during the recession. Former stations at Stepaside and Rush in Dublin; Leighlinbridge, County Carlow; Donard, County Wicklow; Ballinspittle, County Cork; and Bawnboy, County Cavan, will reopen. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, said: “This is a Christmas wish come true . . . and means whole communities can look forward to a safer new year with a dedicated Garda presence back on our streets.