LIMERICK City councillors have called for the provision of a full-time Garda Station to cover the Castletroy, Monaleen, and Annacotty area.
The call came from City East Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Pond who had a motion on the agenda of last Monday’s Metropolitan District meeting asking the Council to write to the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner on the matter.
Cllr Pond said that the Garda Station in Castleconnell is currently only open part-time, closing at 1pm daily. After that, the area is policed by Gardaí from Henry Street and Roxboro Garda Stations.
“We have an issue of antisocial behaviour in an area with a population of 25,000. That’s a huge amount of people,” Cllr Pond pointed out.
Labour Party councillor Elena Secas fully supported the Fianna Fáil man’s proposal and reiterated the point that the Castletroy area is the fastest growing in Munster.
“There is a lack of resources including Garda Stations, youth centres, and a library,” Cllr Secas told Council members.
“We need a Garda Station and the proper resources. There’s no point having a Garda Station without the resources.”