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Reopening of Rush Garda station likely following interim report of An Garda Síochána to Cabinet

13/06/2017

Final recommendations of stations to be reopened to be presented to Cabinet by the end of June

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, and member of the Oireachtas Justice and Equality Committee, Alan Farrell, has said that he has been informed that the reopening of Rush Garda station is likely to be recommended to Cabinet at the end of June.

“I am pleased to receive news that the reopening of Rush Garda station, this year, is being actively considered as part of the pilot scheme to reopen six Garda stations.

“A Garda interim report was presented to Cabinet this morning (Tuesday). I have been informed that this reported has stated that the reopening of Rush Garda station is receiving active consideration from An Garda Síochána.

“Should the recommendation be made for the reopening of a Garda station on the north side of Dublin, it is my understanding that Rush Garda station would be prioritised in this regard. The final recommendation on the Garda stations to be reopened will be made to Cabinet at the end of this month.

“Many residents in the local community in Rush, and its surrounding areas, have been understandably concerned since the closure of Rush Garda station. I have advocated for the reopening of this station to the Minister for Justice and Equality on numerous occasions.

“I sincerely hope that the reopening of Rush Garda station will be recommended by An Garda Síochána by the end of this month, and receive the green-light from Cabinet. I will continue to actively engage with the Department of Justice and Equality, and through my work on the Oireachtas Justice Committee, to make the reopening of Rush Garda station a reality, to serve the needs of local residents.”