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"We Must Have Rule Of Law" - Varadkar On Border Region

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

8:08 PM - 30 Oct 2019



The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the State will not be found wanting in ensuring law and order prevails.

He was commenting over a series of security issues in the border region in recent days.

The threats to Quinn Industrial Holdings directors and the attack on a TD in Leitrim were among the items on the agenda as he and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan met Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this evening.

Mr Varadkar moved to reassure the public over the Government's commitment to security.

He said: "The lawlessness that's occurred in border counties in recent weeks - whether it's the attacks on directors on Quinn Insurance, whether it's the attack on the Garda station, the attack on public representatives - these are things that we're taking with utmost seriousness in Government.

"We must have the rule of law prevail and law and order prevail in all parts of our country.

"And people who live in the border counties are entitled to peace and security just like everyone else".

Mr Varadkar also said resources have again been increased for Gardaí in the border region, and that he was "keen" to step up cooperation with the PSNI.

Speaking after the meeting, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said: "We are there to enforce the rule of law, we are there to ensure that people can go about their business free from the fear of crime.

"And we are determined in that, and we are determined to actually see through that.

"That is demonstrated by the resources that have been put to the border area and our continuing commitment to it".



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