Ongoing vandalism sees removal of local defibrillator

A statement was released this week.

A defibrillator in Monaghan town is to be removed following a spate of vandalism.

The device, located at the tax office in the town, has been subject to ongoing damage over recent months, necessitating its removal for repairs and replacement.

Monaghan County Council this week announced it will now be removed permanently following another incident.

It says other defibrillators will be available at the Council Offices on the Glen Road, at the Council machinery yard and at the Fire Station, just off the town's bypass.

There have been calls in recent years for harsh sentences for those found responsible for the damage or theft of the life saving devices.