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New Garda Inspector Announced For Roscrea Tipperary

garda crestA new Garda Inspector, named as Mr Oliver Henry, has just been appointed to the town of Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

This initiative by Garda authorities follows a huge public demonstration in the town back in July, when hundreds of frustrated local people took to the streets to protest over what they saw was a weak concern over drug problems and anti-social behaviour within the town and its immediate environs.

A devastating effects of drugs and anti-social behaviour had prompted a major community response, expressing fears of an emerging drugs culture which was claiming many young lives in a town, like so many in Tipperary hit by large scale unemployment in recent years.

This new appointment of Mr Oliver Henry to the rank of Inspector also follows claims in recent months that the local Roscrea Garda Station was being considered for possible future downgrading.

News of this latest appointment was detailed by local resident and founder of the “Roscrea Stands Up” group, Mr Derek Russell, at the annual general meeting of the Roscrea Community Development Council (RCDC) following their most recent meeting in the Abbey Hall, in Roscrea.

A previous heated meeting held on the night of Monday July 28th last, in the Abbey Hall in Roscrea, had escalated into an impromptu march to the local Garda station, bringing the town to a standstill for over an hour.

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