An extraordinary armed support unit for the border region is delayed despite the threat of questionable gangs, ATM attackers and dissident terrorists.
Plans are planned to increase placement of Garda armed support units from two to three since Christmas.
Geography highlighted the need for Cavan-based officers to help cover the region that stretches out of Co Donegal via Co Louth.
Concerns about the non-trading Brexit meant that it was to be monitored quickly and implemented by the end of March. Now, however, city centers, including Cork and Limerick, are preferred to other armed officers.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised that another Garda unit for the Border will be "going to Brexit or no Brexit".
Despite this, Garda headquarters still need to take action, despite worrying developments in the region.
It is understood that the delay is up to a long training process that is necessary to make the officer ready for the armed service. One older guard said he could take six to eight months to go through this "hard process."
But with the Droghed Lawn War between two drug gangs that exploded into violence and destruction, there is growing pressure on the greater armed presence of the Guard.
Gardaí in Drogheda is investigating over 70 individual incidents directly related to the ongoing dispute since last summer.
Seven attacks on fire bombs and attempted murder from the cannon have taken place last week because a terrible dispute in a troubled city threatens to get out of control.
Armed officers now patrol the streets of the city What Louth and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said will be deployed more resources.
But he suggested that An Garda Síochána would have to wait until another garda graduate from Templemore "in the coming weeks" – and finally their deployment is a matter for Commissioner Garda.
The rank-and-garda set will today call for armed support units (ASUs) to be located in each division, and specifically Border.
The contradiction with Drogheda has its roots in the war on drug lawns, where the intimidation of people who get into drug debts has grown significantly.
"There is fear in the city, there is deep concern, we need and we must have more guardians," Fine Gael TD Fergus said.
He warned that the war between the gangs was threatening the "entire Drogheda population". He said that an innocent young girl avoided the "eight inches" bullet during last week's shooting.
Mr Dowd said he has a letter from Garda's assistant to Commissioner Finbar Brien, who acknowledged that the ongoing criminal dispute led to a heavy burden on Drogheda and Louth Garda's resources.
He said he spoke to the Minister of Justice, and he was assured that the armed guards were patrolling the streets of the city.
He said, however, that Drogheda had 35 fewer guardians than Dundalk, even though they were cities of comparable size.
Gouth Central Executive Committee Louth, Garda Derek Donoghue, confirmed that since the first attempted murder in Drogheda last June, "there have been 74 separate incidents directly related to the ongoing dispute between criminal gangs".
"We need a strong police presence, both obvious and hidden, to accept these people."
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted that crime on the streets of Drogheda would not be tolerated by him or the guard. He promised that more money would be deployed to Drogheda.
"Recently, other Guards have been assigned to the Louth Division, and again, over the next few weeks, when Templemore comes out with more Guards, I expect more resources to be deployed in the larger Drogheda area," Radio Kerry said.
Operation Garda is underway in Drogheda, known as Operational Stratus, designed to have a small number of people who "have no respect for the law" in the streets.
However, he acknowledged that issues related to traffic and resources were a matter for Commissioner Garda Drew Harris.
Before Templemore's last graduation ceremony, it was suggested that up to half of the 200 new Guardians would be sent to the border area.
Instead, a total of 62 new Guardians were deployed, of whom only 49 were probation workers.
49 probation workers were divided into four divisions, of which 15 were Cavan-Monaghan, 15 were Donegal, 12 were Louth and seven were on Sligo-Leitrim.
The rest was the relocation of personnel from other divisions.
There are regional armed support units in Louth and Donegal, but garda want greater 24-hour coverage.
GRA President Jim Mulligan, an officer in southern Dublin, said the gangs are "unscrupulous, unscrupulous criminals".
"We've been doing our case for better training, equipment and equipment for several years. Unfortunately, we didn't get the answer we were looking for."
"However, too much is at stake to play blame. Public safety is number one priority."
The move was initiated by a special meeting of the Joint Drogheda Polish Committee (JPC), which is expected to be attended by Mr Harris.
The written request came from the outgoing Chairman of JPC Drogheda, the Kenneth Flood stream.
A rally called "Drogheda stands together against violence" is organized for West Street, Drogheda, at 4 pm this Saturday.
Meanwhile, armed Garda resources are to be deployed to Limerick and Cork.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche, who heads the Limerick Garda division, said he was to receive two additional ASUs to complement these two programs that are currently based.
This will bring the total number of armed guards in the "approximately 70" division.