Sinn Féin Ireland South MEP says deficiencies in Garda presence and equipment a failure to rural communities

Sinn Féin MEP Líadh Ní Ríadh

Sinn Féin Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada says deficiencies in Garda presence and equipment is a failure to people in rural areas.

She was speaking after her party published their plan to tackle rural crime.

Liadh Ní Riada says the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner need to step up to the mark, provide resources and put policies in place to prevent rural crime.

Ms Ní Riada adds that Sinn Féin will deliver proper policing for rural communities.