40 % of garda budget went towards the policing of public order issues

'Public order problem in County Leitrim' claims Supt

Leonie McKiernan

Reporter:

Leonie McKiernan

'Public order problem in County Leitrim' claims Supt

Supt Kevin English

Superintendent Kevin English has said there remains a significant public order problem in Co Leitrim and in particular in Carrick-on-Shannon.
He said there was “clearly a huge drinking culture in Carrick -on -Shannon” and almost 40 % of his budget went towards the policing of public order issues.
“I want to reduce this level (of spend on public order) and instead spend this in providing more patrols of rural areas, he said.