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 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“
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.”