Burglaries down 10 per cent in Donegal

BURGLARIES in Donegal Garda Division dropped by 10 per cent over the last 12 months. That’s according to latest CSO data collated by PhoneWatch. There were 9,117 burglary incidents nationally during the same period. Advertisement According to An Garda Síochána reports for national incidents, 26 per cent of burglars enter homes through the back door, 24 […]

Donegal to remain a standalone Garda Division

By Róise Collins PLANS to amalgamate the Donegal Garda Division with Sligo and Leitrim have been shelved. The implementation of the Garda Operating Model, which was launched in 2019, had planned to amalgamate Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim into one ‘super division’. Advertisement Yesterday it was announced that the plans had been halted following an organisational review into […]

Big increase in overtime bill for the Donegal Garda Division

by Kate Heaney THERE has been a substantial increase in the overtime bill for the Donegal Garda Division during the first three months of this year, according to figures published. The overtime bill for the local division for January, February and March this year was €817,599. Advertisement This compares with Sligo/Leitrim Division at €396,768; Kerry […]

Garda Commissioner to visit Donegal

GARDA Commissioner Drew Harris is to visit Donegal in the coming weeks amid growing concerns facing the force locally. Garda Commissioner Harris has confirmed he will meet with Donegal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) members on January 16. Although the venue has yet to be confirmed, the meeting will more than likely take place in County […]