Garda killing raises questions about policing resources in border areas

Drogheda based Fine Gael Councillor and former Garda Special Branch officer has raised important questions about the number of officers deployed in border areas where levels of crime are still high relative to other largely rural parts of the Republic following the killing of Garda Tony Golden. During the troubles a call to the house of suspected paramilitary would have immediately raised red flags and no guard would have been sent out on their own he said. Garda Golden is the second police officer to be killed in Louth in the past few years.

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