The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has announced the closure of 100 garda stations in 2013.

In Kerry : Ballinskelligs, Valentia Island, Beaufort, Kilgarvan, Lauragh, Brosna, Abbeydorney, Camp, Fenit.

29 stations to close in the Western region (Clare, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon)

14 will close in the Eastern region (Laois, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath)

20 will close in the Northern region (Cavan, Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim)

12 to close in the South East region, (Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary)

22 to close in the Southern region including (Cork, Kerry and Limerick)

 The two biggest stations to close are in south Dublin – Kill o’ the Grange and Stepaside. The Minister himself has admitted these are large, busy stations.

 In addition to this, 14 Garda Disctrict Headquarters will be downgraded, and a further 7 stations will have their opening hours cut.

 Here is a link to the county breakdown and details of amalgamation:

http://www.rte.ie/documents/news/gardaclosures.pdf

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