Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, recently invited Minister of State for Law Reform, James Browne T.D., to Donegal to meet with Gardaí in Carndonagh and Letterkenny and the Foróige Garda Youth Diversion Project team in Letterkenny.
The Ministers met with Gardaí in Carndonagh at the Carndonagh Garda station where they were joined by Cllr Martin McDermott and discussed policing in Inishowen and plans for a new Garda station in Carndonagh. They then met with Letterkenny Gardaí at the Letterkenny Garda station to discuss policing in the town. The Ministers then met with the Foróige Donegal Garda Youth Diversion Project in Letterkenny to discuss their front-line engagement with young people and the important work the service does in working to divert vulnerable young people from a life of anti-social behaviour or crime by offering positive options and alternatives to help them choose a better path.
Commenting on the meetings, Minister McConalogue said “The work our Gardaí do to keep our communities safe and secure is essential. It was useful to engage with Gardaí in Carndonagh and Letterkenny with Minister of State Browne to discuss policing in Inishowen and Letterkenny and how the Government can continue to support them in their work. We also had a useful meeting the Foróige Donegal Garda Youth Diversion Project to discuss their work since Minister of State Browne’s last visit in 2021. I commend the Project team and all our Gardaí throughout Donegal for the work they do to keep us safe and secure.”