NEW GARDA ARMED SUPPORT UNIT

4 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

A new Garda Armed Support Unit began operating on Monday in the border area from its base in Cavan town. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, was among the first to welcome the addition of this resource for tackling crime in the area, especially in the wake of what she said was the recent horrific attack on Fermanagh businessman Kevin Lunney.

A Garda spokesperson said the ASU unit for Cavan and Monaghan has been introduced to provide support to local policing and local Garda members. Minister Humphreys said: “I welcome the confirmation from the Garda Commissioner that a new Garda Armed Support Unit is opening in Cavan this week. Armed Gardaí will be assigned to Cavan from next week, to further support and strengthen Garda capacity in the region. “This is timely given the recent horrific attack of Kevin Lunney. What happened to him is outrageous and it is hard to understand how a human being could do something so despicable to another. This type of intimidation is disgraceful. It must be….

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