Fine Gael TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, Andrew Doyle has welcomed the recommendation by the Garda Commissioner that Donard Garda Station should reopen.
“I spoke to Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, after this week’s Cabinet meeting and she informed me that the reopening of Donard Garda station will be recommended.”
“This is a most important measure that will be warmly welcomed by many in the locality. Given Donard’s strategic location, close to the N81 and a gateway to the Wicklow mountains, the reopening of the station is most welcome.
“I am aware that the Garda station is now a base for Red Cross who, along with the mountain rescue team provide another vital voluntary community service, so it is important that both organisations are engaged with. This is something I will be raising with Minister Flanagan and the Commissioner.
“The closure of the station in 2013 was a huge blow to the community and I warmly welcome the Commissioner’s recommendation to have this community station reopened.