Labour party councillors Paul O’Brien & Anne Ferris are calling on more Gardai to be deployed to County Wicklow.
“With the growing number of new estates in Newtownmountkennedy, Ashford, Rathnew & Wicklow Town there needs to be an increase in Garda numbers to represent the increase in the population and relying on the numbers we have at present may not be enough to cope with the ever growing demands on our garda” Cllr O’Brien stated.
Cllr Ferris added her support to her party colleague and said that she has noticed a greater Garda presence on the streets of Bray but that needs to be reprocated all over the County.
“There are large estates being built all over the entire county & I agree with my colleague Cllr O’Brien that an increase in Garda numbers is badly required.
Both Councillors went onto praise the efforts of the Gardai & called on the government to provide them with all the resources they require. Cllr O’Brien stated that every effort should be made to ensure those on the front-line fighting crime deserve all the support we can give them & that goes for the public as well.