Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (136, 137)

Charlie O'Connor

Question:

223 Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has had the opportunity of considering the merits of the STAY project based in St. Aengus Parish, Tallaght, Dublin 24, which has the strong backing of the Garda Síochána; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this is a worthwhile project which clearly deserves funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6321/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 26 November 2003. The position remains as set out in that reply.

Charlie O'Connor

Question:

224 Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will liaise with the Garda Síochána regarding the crime and vandalism affecting the scout den at Tymon North, Tallaght, Dublin 24; his views on the need for action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6322/04]

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I am informed by the Garda authorities that the detective branch at Tallaght Garda station is currently investigating recent incidents of crime and vandalism at the scout den at Tymon North. I am further informed that regular Garda patrols give the area ongoing attention. In addition, the two local community gardaí have been requested to pay particular attention to the area and to liaise with scout leaders. Furthermore, the divisional crime prevention officer will make arrangements to meet with scout leaders with a view to advising on improving security at the den.