Fianna Fáil election candidate Daniel Keenan has again raised the issue of a greater Garda presence in the Greater Clane area following the recent stabbing of a teenager in the town.

           Daniel Keenan, Clane Candidate

Daniel had previously outlined the absence of a full-time Garda Station in the town.

Daniel commented, “This type of crime is thankfully a rare occurrence in Clane. However, it still highlights the need for what I have  previously called for, an increase in Garda resources for all of the greater Clane area.  Most importantly, we need a Garda Station with a 24 hour response service.”

I’m glad to hear the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening but this could have been so much worse. We need action sooner rather than later

More Gardaí needed in Maynooth – O’Cearuil

Cllr Naoise O’Cearuil has called for greater Gardaí numbers in Maynooth

Naoise commented, “At last week’s Kildare Joint Policing Committee (JPC), I called on the Gardaí to increase the number of Gardaí in Maynooth. We need a larger contingent in the town and current figures are not reflective of the population which does not take into account the combined local population and that of the University. ”

“I believe that we need a full 24 hour operational Garda Station in Maynooth.”