Security ramped up in this area for Queen’s visit

A LARGE number of checkpoints will be setup in this area over the next couple of days during Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland.

A LARGE number of checkpoints will be setup in this area over the next couple of days during Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland.

While the English Monarch will not be visiting County Louth during her time here, a number of local dissidents have been identified as potential dangers to carry out an attack on her during her time here.

A number of local Gardaí travelled to Dublin yesterday (Monday) to assist with the biggest security operation the State has ever initiated and Chief Superintendent Pat McGee told The Dundalk Democrat that security in this area would be ramped up in the next couple of days.

“We’ll be supporting the security operation in any way we can,” he said.

“Some personnel have gone to Dublin to help out there while we also plan to increase the number of check points here in County Louth.

“There will be a large number of checkpoints throughout the week close to the border and around the county to take in any possible threats for this region.”

Despite the massive precautions being taken, Chief Superintendent McGee said that he was confident that everything would go smoothly over the next few days.

“It is a very historic visit by the Queen and I think most people look at it in a positive light. There seems a fair amount of support out there for her coming here,” he said.