Teachta Adams said:
“Following the brutal murder of Garda Tony Golden I expressed my concern at the decline in Garda numbers in recent years in the Louth region.
“I have specifically called for more Garda resources, greater co-operation across the border and a holistic and strategic plan for tackling organised criminal gangs exploiting the border. This must include challenging perplexing decisions by the DPP not to prosecute some individuals when there is sufficient evidence.
“The decision by the Commissioner is an important and positive step although it doesn’t reverse the loss of 37 Garda positions in recent years. But much more needs to be done.
“Public support and co-operation with An Garda Siocháná is essential but so too are the necessary funding, personnel and legal resources”.