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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 May 1995

Vol. 452 No. 4

Written Answers. - Donaghmede (Dublin) Garda Strength.

Liz O'Donnell


66 Ms O'Donnell asked the Minister for Justice the views, if any, she has regarding comments from residents in the Donaghmede area of Dublin that the Garda presence in the area is insufficient to combat the rising crime incidence in the area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8192/95]

I am informed by the Garda authorities that they are satisfied that the present deployment of resources is sufficient to deal with crime in the area and that policing arrangements are continuously monitored in order to ensure that the area receives the maximum possible Garda attention. The Donaghmede area is regularly patrolled by foot and mobile units, with back-up support from specialist units. In this regard, the Crime-Drugs Unit, which was recently established in the Coolock sub-District, has targeted the Donaghmede area for attention.

It is noted that crime in the Coolock sub-District, which includes Donaghmede, has declined since 1992:

Indictable crimes in Coolock sub-District.