BORDER CRIME….. FARMERS CALL FOR GREATER GARDA AND PSNI POLICING

10 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

At an IFA Monaghan Executive meeting held in Emyvale on Wednesday evening special emphasis was placed on the ongoing cross border criminal activities and the spate of recent cattle thefts which have had devastating effects on members of the local communities.

Both the IFA Monaghan Chairman Frank Brady and Ulster Farmers Union President Ivor Ferguson stressed the need for greater Garda and PSNI visibility and an increase in policing numbers to combat the current threats. The meeting was also attended by Inspector Kieran Quinn, PSNI Regional Officer and Supt. Pat O’Connell, Sgt. Declan McGarvey and Barry Carey, IFA Crime Prevention Executive.

Short presentations were made on the current policing positions and IFA presented on the various representations and submissions it had made to the Policing Authority, Commission on the future of policing and the Garda Inspectorate. IFA Crime Prevention Executive explained to the large…

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