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Mayo district Garda stations facing downgrade after Shatter review

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A number of the garda district headquarters in Co Mayo could soon be facing downgrade and cuts to garda numbers, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Dara Calleary. The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has confirmed to the Mayo TD that a targeted review of district headquarters is underway. This is in addition to the review of small rural garda stations, which is also likely to lead to more station closures. “This latest review instigated by Minister Shatter will certainly lead to the downgrading of district headquarter garda stations around the country,” Deputy Calleary explained. “Mayo has 6 district headquarters, based in Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Swinford and Westport. […]

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