Stepaside Garda station may not reopen for a year

Uncertainty over whether recommissioned station is to be full-time or part-time, and which department is responsible for premises

25th June, 2017
Greg Renwich and Jack Hogan (7) protesting about the closure in 2013 Pic: RollingNews.ie

The controversial reopening of Stepaside Garda station in Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s constituency may not happen for up to a year.

The government decided earlier this month that the station would reopen in principle on a pilot basis, following an intense lobbying campaign by Ross.

Within hours, he had erected a banner in the constituency hailing the decision.

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