Minister asked to clarify Garda cuts

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A County Tipperary Councillor has written to the Justice Minister asking about the future of garda stations across  the county.

Nenagh based councillor John Carroll has said today that in his opinion the confirmation by Minister Shatter to close Ballinure and Ballinderry Garda stations, along with nearly 40 other across the country is the the beginning of what he terms, a sustained attack on community policing. 

He has asked the minister to clarify without delay, the number of stations he intends to shut down in Tipperary this year and the savings he has identified from closures.

Cllr. Carroll also claims that the latest threats of garda cuts are causing a significant amount of fear in communities across Tipperary and he has demanded that the Minister confirm the future of all garda stations in the county.