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The future of Salthill Garda Station is secure as there is “no intention” on the part of either the Garda Commissioner or the Minister for Justice to close the station.
THERE WAS a time when a photograph of Mick Wallace must have marked the bull’s eye of the dartboard in Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s office. That dartboard must be overcrowded these days with pictures of political foes and the Minister running out of enough darts to throw at them all.
Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, James Bannon, has welcomed the announcement that Longford District Court has been chosen as the new centralised court for custody cases in counties Longford and Westmeath.
John Sheahan, the Sinn Féin candidate in the Ballina Electoral area, has called for Swinford Courthouse to be handed over to the community following its closure in late 2013. Mr Sheehan said: "It was a sad day for the people of Swinford and surrounding areas when Swinford Courthouse held its last sitting in November 2013. The closure marked the end of an era as the service dated back to the middle of the 19th century. The loss of the court service means people now have to travel to Ballina for court sittings and has cost local business up to €250,000 in revenue annually. This closure could result in more job losses that Swinford can ill afford.”
The cost of policing the Corrib gas project has now reached €16 million.
Castlebar councillor Al McDonnell has criticised the government’s decision to sell two garda stations in Mayo that were recently shut down by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
Reacting to the recent announcement by the Court Services that Swinford and Ballyhaunis courthouses will close Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has told the Dáil that she is concerned about the apparent policy of centralisation of court services that could lead to the transfer of all County Mayo court sittings centrally to the courthouse in Castlebar over time with 10 courthouses having closed in the past 12 years in the county.
The sale of four Garda stations in Galway another blow to the local communities and is part of “a wider attack on rural Ireland” by the Government.