Extra gardaí are drafted in for security presence at Corrib

About 200 gardaí have been drafted into north Mayo this weekend to back up the permanent security presence at the site of the controversial Corrib gas works.

9th May, 2009

About 200 gardaí have been drafted into north Mayo this weekend to back up the permanent security presence at the site of the controversial Corrib gas works.

The move follows intelligence that indicated plans for what one senior Garda officer described as a ‘‘large-scale orchestrated disturbance’’. Inspector Joe O’Doherty at Belmullet Garda station in north Mayo said the station had received ‘‘no official confirmation’’ of plans for a protest but was aware of websites condoning...

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