Planned cuts in Garda numbers will see 40 stations closed

Forty Garda stations across the country are to be closed and a further 15 will have their opening hours dramatically cut in a major rationalisation of the force. Talks have also opened on reducing

4th December, 2011
Planned cuts in Garda numbers will see 40 stations closed
The vast majority of the stations that will be shut are outside the capital Photo: PA

Forty Garda stations across the country are to be closed and a further 15 will have their opening hours dramatically cut in a major rationalisation of the force.

Talks have also opened on reducing the size of the force to below 12,000, a move which would result in 1,000 fewer gardaí than the existing target of 13,000 to be achieved by the end of 2012. The moves come as the force prepares for a cut in...

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