More Gardai on the front line in a major shake up of force to be announced later

More Gardai will be released to the front line in a major shake up of the force to be announced later.

It’s expected that Garda divisions will be reduced from 28 to 19, giving greater independence to the new larger areas.

Garda regions are also likely to be reduced from 6 to 4.

Criminologist at the School of Law at the University of Limerick, Johnny Connolly says the number of administration roles in the force will also be reduced: