An Garda Síochána (Irish Police Force) is closing 31 of its police stations during 2012 as €79m is cut from the policing budget. Most are located in rural areas. Some locals see this development as a further attack on the fabric of rural life.

'A Broken Blue Line?' is an online journalism report from Brian Foley (

Footage was shot using Canon 550D and Tokina 11mm-16mm F2.8 & Canon 50mm f1.4

Audio was recorded on a Tascam DR-07 MK II

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