Saturday September 26, 2020

Garda squad cars axed as €50m pay deal begins

Justice department insists cuts are nothing to do with Labour Court settlement

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
18th December, 2016
A previous batch of new squad cars that were bought in 2014 Pic: RollingNews.ie

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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