I have been informed by the Garda authorities that Tynagh Garda station is in the Loughrea Garda district. The current personnel strength of the Loughrea district is 42, all ranks. Tynagh Garda station is open to the public from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday inclusive. When not open, a public access call box and call diversion system is in operation and connected to the district headquarters in Loughrea.
The Tynagh area is policed by gardaí from the Loughrea district and from the community policing headquarters in Portumna. Resources are augmented from within the district-division as required. The area is also patrolled by the divisional traffic unit. I am further informed that local Garda management is satisfied that the current personnel strength of the area is adequate to meet the present needs of the area. However, the situation will be kept under review and when additional personnel next become available the needs of Tynagh Garda station will be fully considered within the context of the overall needs of Garda stations throughout the country.