Additional Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles for Gardaí in Tallaght Sought

 John Lahart T.D. has expressed his concern that Tallaght Garda Station has only one four-wheel drive vehicle available for use. Lahart received this information in response to a parliamentary question he placed to the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan.
Lahart said: ” I am aware that when the incident at Lidl in Fortunestown occurred, during the snow storm earlier this year, one of the main difficulties the Gardaí had was accessing the area and this  was due to the fact that they had only one four-wheel drive vehicle at their disposal. 

“Given the vast area of expanse that Tallaght Garda Station covers and given the demands made on Gardaí locally, it seems to me ridiculous that they have only one four-wheel drive vehicle at their disposal. 

Measures need to be taken to ensure that any illegal activity can be dealt with safely and efficiently and to this end I will be pressing the case strongly for additional vehicles to be made available to them as soon as resources allow. 

“I will continue to press this case on behalf of the Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station and for the whole community of Tallaght” concluded Lahart.

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