Local senator, Dr James Reilly has welcomed the news that five new Gardai are to be allocated to the Balbriggan District which covers a wide geographic area including Balbriggan, Rural North County Dublin, Skerries, Rush and Lusk.
“All these areas are growing and will continue to grow said Reilly. “I will continue to press for more Gardai to be allocated to this district. This area needs more Gardai to keep pace with retirements and promotions of our local Gardai to other units. Templemore Garda college is full and producing new Gardai as fast as it can.
It will take some time to rebuild the numbers of Gardai back to a reasonable level and to cater for the increasing demand,” said Senator Reilly.
“There is a growing demand for more Garda resources especially in Balbriggan which has a population of 25,000 and is predicted to grow to 35,000 and obviously we will need new garda resources to man Rush Garda station if it is re-opened.”
He concluded, “I have lobbied the new Minister for Justice directly on the reopening of Rush Garda station. He has undertaken to keep me informed on this matter and is aware of the desire of Rush residents to have their Garda station manned and re-opened again.”