120 Portlaoise gardaí share one bullet-proof vest: FG

Fine Gael has accused the Government of putting gardaí at serious risk by failing to provide them with adequate numbers of bullet-proof vests.

Fine Gael has accused the Government of putting gardaí at serious risk by failing to provide them with adequate numbers of bullet-proof vests.

Charlie Flanagan, the party's candidate in Laois-Offaly for the next general election, has claimed that the 120 gardaí based in Portlaoise currently have to share one vest between them.

Mr Flanagan says this is further evidence of the serious under-resourcing of the Garda Síochána by the Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats coalition.

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