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Enniscorthy and New Ross will not become ‘drink bins’ 03/08/17

| August 3, 2017

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The cells  in the Garda Stations in Enniscorthy and New Ross will not become glorified drunk bins when the state of the art Garda Headquarters opens in Wexford town in September, Supt. John Roche has assured members of the Joint Policing Committee.

Committee member Joe Sullivan pointed to the fact that the new station would have extensive custody facilities and he suggested that most of those arrested in the county would be held there  in the future.

But Chief Roche said only those being held on extended detention would be taken to Wexford where various facilities including an exercise yard would be available for prisoners.

He also revealed that full audio and video recording would be in place in the new Station from the time arrested persons arrived in the holding area outside the building.

Those arrested on suspected terrorist offences would be held in Wexford for this reason, he added.

News that the most serious suspects would be taken to Wexford raised concerns for Cllr. Davy Hynes who was worried about the safety of people living in the area of the new station.

But his fears were dismissed by the Garda boss who said there had never been a problem with those living near the existing Garda Station at Roches Road.

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