Frontline Gardai across Donegal are to lose 13 of its 50-strong vehicle fleet.
And Garda management have told senior Gardai in the county that there is no money in the budget to replace them.
The news comes just weeks after it was revealed that Balybofey Garda station, one of the busiest in the county, does not have its own patrol car.
Instead, Gardai must use their own vehicles to use as part of their work.
And with Brexit just around the corner, there are now fears that the lack of Garda cover along the border will leave Donegal exposed to all sorts of criminality.
Donegal Garda Representative Association member Brendan O’Connor said the local force is being prevented from doing its job properly because of lack of resources including vehicles.
“There are 13 vehicles, there are around six gone and seven more approaching end of life. And we are being told there is no money to replace them,” he told the Sunday Independent.
And O’Connor warned about the lack of equipment “This is happening in an environment where we have attempts made to kill police officers basically within five minutes of Lifford and ten minutes of Buncrana and Burnfoot.”