Ballyconnell Garda Station (Photo: Google Maps)

Extra Gardaí for west Cavan

There have been calls for an increase in Garda numbers.

Two more Garda Sergeants are to be allocated to duties in west Cavan.

Local TD Brendan Smith (FF) says he's received confirmation of the news from Justice Minister.

The news follows an attack on Garda Padraig Scott outside Blacklion in February. No arrests have so far been made.

READ MORE: The news follows discussions late last year over a number vacant Sergeant posts across County Cavan.

Deputy Smith says the Sergeants will be stationed in Ballyconnell.

"I have also been informed that it is envisaged that additional resources in this regard will be allocated to Cavan District going forward", he said.

“Following the despicable attack at the end of February on a Member of An Garda Síochána in the Blacklion area I had raised again through Parliamentary Questions in Dáil Éireann the need to provide additional Garda resources to the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division in view of the unique policing demands of the border region.”

382 Gardaí are stationed in the Cavan-Monaghan Division, an increase of 20% compared to December 2015.