The Garda districts of East Meath and Drogheda are to be realigned at some point this year meaning there will be a  faster response time to incidents in the Meath coastal area.

The decision comes amid mounting pressure from the local community regarding anti social behaviour in the Laytown/Bettystown area

A public meeting held on Bettystown beach early in 2021 to call for the Laytown Garda station to be opened on a more regular basis attracted large crowds