Following the recent spate of crime around Tipperary, Nenagh-based Cllr Seamus Morris has said that a lot of crime is going unreported due to the closure of local Garda stations.
He said that the closure of Garda stations was leaving rural towns and villages “wide open” to criminals.
And he warned that there could be fatal consequences as people were “getting nervous and someone is going to over react”. The Sinn Fein councillor also claimed that the Community Watch scheme was now “all about telling people how to lock themselves into their homes”.
He likened what was happening with the Gardai to what had happened to the closure of town councils, which he said had been a “disaster” that was only now “showing its teeth”.