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Re-opening of Rush Garda Station Urgently Needed– Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee

Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has again called for the re-opening of Rush Garda Station to take place without further delay.

Rush Garda Station closed in 2012 and it was announced in 2017 that the Garda Station would re-open following a refurbishment, however the station remains closed despite works being carried out.

Senator Clifford-Lee raised the matter in the Seanad this week, highlighting the need for Rush Garda Station to be re-opened as soon as possible.

“In recent weeks, the ESB connection was reactivated at the station. It is hoped that as all other works are now finished at the station, that the handover of the building to AGS will take place by the end of the year.

“The people of Rush want the station to be re-opened as soon as possible. We have been repeatedly told that the station is to be re-open, but no specific date has been given.”

Senator Clifford-Lee also noted that North County Dublin has a rapidly expanding population and strongly emphasised that increased garda numbers were needed across the entire constituency.

“Commissioner Harris confirmed to me in recent months that arrangements have been put in place to have one garda sergeant and five garda members stationed in Rush when it reopens. The sooner the better the doors to the station are re-opened,” concluded Senator Clifford-Lee.