Longford residents welcome increased garda presence in town

People living and working in Longford town are welcoming an increased garda presence on the streets in recent weeks.

Several members of Longford Joint Policing Committee mentioned the reassurance people feel with more visible gardai at this week’s meeting of the authority, and said they hoped it would be able to continue into the future.

Local garda Superintendent Jim Delaney says the extra resources are available under the winter phase of Operation Thor and he’s glad to hear that people are welcoming the development.