Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed the allocation of 25 new Gardai to the Drogheda division. Making the announcement yesterday Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: “These newly attested members will help strengthen the Garda response to gang violence and increase public safety in their communities.”
The Gardai will be assigned to the division following the attestation ceremony that took place in Templemore yeterday. An additional five Gardai will be assigned to the Ardee and Dundalk stations. 30 Gardai in total have been assigned to the Louth Division.
O’Dowd said “These new recruits will be warmly welcomed to Drogheda and will provide a significant boost in the fight against the criminality that we have experienced in Drogheda over recent times.”
“I’m proud of my town and I firmly believe that these new recruits will help create a more confident environment for all of our residents, recent scaremongering has caused unnecessary fear in a town that is widely known to be very safe.”
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O’Dowd added “Having recently met in Drogheda with the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, and Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan TD, I believe the people of Drogheda have been listened to and I look forward to meeting the new recruits.”
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