new plan

  • Most local Garda divisions are set to double in size as part of a massive shake up of the organisation.

    The Irish Examiner reports that the new proposed policing model would see the number of Garda divisions cut from 28 to 19, with a similar reduction in the number of Chief Superintendents.

    This would mean some Garda divisions merging with neighbouring ones- including Mayo and Roscommon / Longford.

    The proposal would also reduce the number of Garda regions from 6 to 4, with a new North Western region stretching from Mayo to Louth - replacing the current northern region and all but Clare of the current Western region.

    The proposed reorganisation is part of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris's new model, set to revamp how policing is delivered and managed at local and regional level.