Garda squad cars axed as €50m pay deal begins
Justice department insists cuts are nothing to do with Labour Court settlement
Gardaí are going to slash their spending on new squad cars, training and station upgrades to pay for their €50 million wage increase.
There is also a question mark over whether there will be a reduction in the garda national anti-burglary operation, due to a €1.5 million reduction in the garda overtime budget.
The garda budget for new squad cars is being reduced by €4 million, which means there will be 350 new vehicles...
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