By Dan Walsh
With the busy St. Patrick’s weekend approaching and significantly increased numbers anticipated in Gorey town and the coastal district and participating in the many activities planned a local councillor has called for extra resources for Gardaí in the North Wexford area.
Cllr Andrew Bolger has called on the Department of Justice and Garda Headquarters to work together on adequately resourcing Gorey Garda Station with patrol cars. Cllr. Bolger has suggested that the best way to tackle this issue is to “allow the local station or district headquarters to source the cars.”
“The current system is too centralised. If the funds were allocated to the local district headquarters to source the cars where there is a gap. For example, Gorey is in a situation where a call might come in and there will be no available car to attend the incident,” stated town-based Fianna Fail Cllr. Bolger.
He stressed the urgent need for three regular cars in Gorey not including the detective and drug units. “In addition, we need guards who can drive the cars. There needs to be an emphasis on the driving courses in Templemore. Some stations have guards who can drive but not with lights. I hope this can be addressed,” concluded Cllr Bolger.