Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary Jackie Cahill has called for an urgent review of Garda resources in the county after a shot was fired at a house in Killenaule last night.
Deputy Cahill said, “This latest incident has left the local community shocked and frightened. This is a small rural community and a shooting is the last thing that anyone expected to wake up to this morning. Naturally people are extremely worried about what is happening on their doorstep.
“Our local Gardaí are under increasing pressure and they simply do not have the support and resources needed to tackle the problem. We need to boost Garda numbers in Tipperary and we need to equip our local Gardaí with the resources they need to effectively clamp down on criminals in the area.
“We also need a specialised unit within An Garda Síochána to target the unique policing issues being faced by more rural communities.
“My party has also put forward proposals to increase the powers of the Gardaí to deal with antisocial behaviour by including new Public Space Protection Orders, Disperse Orders and Community Protection Orders.
“This latest incident has left locals in Killenaule reeling and I am calling on anyone with any information to contact the Gardaí”.