St Patricks Bks to become prison?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, May 14, 2006.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    THE Prison Service may target an RIR base in Ballymena as the site for a new low-risk jail.

    The announcement last week that the regiment's St Patrick's base is to close by March 2008 has increased the possibility that the Co Antrim town could become the site of a new prison.......
  2. Some might say no change there then.

    I don't like the way they said 'target'.

    I'm sure the locals will be overjoyed at the idea.
  3. Can't see it....
  4. Link here

    It seems the council don't agree with it shutting.
  5. I wouldn't think any council would want to lose a major depot off their patch. Apart from the obvious pride there's the consideration of how much is put into the local economy by having so many soldiers based in the town. Bear in mind that it's not just singlies we're talking about here. The pads will go too.