Fermanagh police stations to close

Fermanagh is set to loose four more police stations according to the latest proposals. If accepted by the Policing Board this would result in Fermanagh having three police stations: Enniskillen, Lisnaskea and Irvinestown. Arlene Foster has condemned the proposals pointing out the issues of community confidence, terrorism and whether or not the money saved will be invested in the local area. The PSNI claim to have taken into account the results of public consultation, though it seems unlikely that they will be able to ensure that the public’s “concerns are met.”

  • RepublicanStones

    I believe unionisms annoyance at the reduction of the smallest and least populated counties, of the northern statelet’s, police stations, to a mere three, is quite illuminating. Whilst I doubt any unionist will admit it, I feel it is indicative of the colonial mentality prevalent inside the unionist mindset which demands a obvious presence of crown forces on their streets. Whilst they continually ‘regret’ the necessity of such forces, they will always bemoan their removal. Whilst there is british forces on Irish streets, it feeds their colonial delusion. I await the numerous rebuttals from people who fit the bill.

  • latcheeco

    You know what they say Stones “So goes Fermanagh so goes the nation”

  • Ri Na Deise

    How many people actually live in Co Fermanagh? Its a fairly rural county isn’t it?

    3 should be more than enough to cover their needs in a ‘normal’ society.

  • Cahal

    Perhaps if they need assistance, the Guards can lend them a hand.

  • slug

    Very few people live in Fermanagh and this unionist is unconcerned.

  • Chess Game

    Fermanagh – Population (est.) 57,527

  • KieranJ

    Fermanagh is virtually a part of the Republic of Ireland and the RUC is well aware of that fact.

  • the future’s bright, the future’s orange (with a h

    lol, more like the ROI is part of the UK… No doubt you’re a big fan of coronation st Kieran, support Celtic maybe? Watch british movies? Listen to british bands, read british magazines…

  • cynic

    “Fermanagh is virtually a part of the Republic of Ireland and the RUC is well aware of that fact.”

    …yeah Kieran and on that logic you are virtually Mexican

    Have you got bored with playing with your two garage doors that you come in here to troll decent folk?

  • ciaran

    None of the reports seem to give an indication of how many psni officers will actually be left in fermanagh. What is the ratio needed for a population of 57000? And with 3065 offences committed in the 05/06 period,How many are required to patrol the area?

  • Alan

    The counties of Cavan and Monaghan with a combined population of around 118,000 have 33 Garda stations. That is one station for every 3,500 of the population. If PSNI used the same model as Guarda then Fermanagh should have 16 police stations!

  • Glencoppagagh

    It’s true that Unionists in the west are on auto-whinge where police stations are concerned, apparently unconcerned about the burden on the taxpayer.
    They’d demand a police station in every village if they thought they could get away with it.
    Alan’s point about the Garda is interesting. I too have noticed the prevalence of rural stations but are they perhaps just a vestigial presence?

  • The psni are just preparing for the handover to the guards.

    If the british state is unwilling to police the predominantly nationalist Fermanagh is it going to retreat to east of the Bann as it is unwilling to police this section of the six counties.

  • Rory

    Fermanagh down to only three cop-shops. That’s the trouble with you Fermanagh guys, Turgon, you’re just too bloody law-abiding for your own good. If you want more rozzers then do something about it. Start a campaign. Create a slogan.

    “Do your duty by Fermanagh – Mug a granny today!”

    Something like that might be catchy. What do you think?

  • Terry

    The correct spelling of the fifth word of your post is lose, not loose. An extremely common, and yet no less irritating, mistake.

  • Richard James

    “Whilst they continually ‘regret’ the necessity of such forces, they will always bemoan their removal. Whilst there is british forces on Irish streets, it feeds their colonial delusion.”

    So we’ll be hearing an end to talk about the “occupied six counties” and “Brits out”?

    Anyhow isn’t it Republicans who imagine we are a colony as opposed to Unionists?

  • edward

    Have you got bored with playing with your two garage doors that you come in here to troll decent folk?

    Posted by cynic on Nov 08, 2008 @ 09:06 AM

    Its always amusing to watch one guy living under a bridge accuse someone else of living under a bridge, like its a bad thing

    Mind thats a good metaphor of how onionists deal with their terrorists

  • Ri Na Deise

    Waterford/Kilkenny Garda division has a population in the region of 200k and I believe 6 stations.

  • Rory

    The southern side of the border was always more heavily policed than other rural parts of the Republic in order to protect their unionist neighbours in the north from IRA incursion – the ungrateful bastards! You’d think they would have been thankful.

  • latcheeco

    Is Greenflag’s dream now policy?

  • blinding

    Maybe this is why the Unionists are stalling on policing and justice.
    A direct transfer to the Garda and the Irish judiciary West of the Bann for starters.
    We all know it makes since.
    Then for half of Belfast.