I am aware of the concern which exists in the Leixlip-Confey area of County Kildare due to the increase in the level of crime there. I have recently agreed to meet the Leixlip Town Commissioners to discuss the policing arrangements for the Leixlip-Confey area. However, the contention by the Deputy that there has been a spate of armed robberies in the Leixlip-Confey area recently is at variance with the facts. While acknowledging fully that the occurrence of any armed robberies is a matter which understandably gives rise to concern, at the same time it is necessary to record the facts. The facts, according to the Garda authorities, are that there has been one armed robbery in this area in the past year.