Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (318)

Finian McGrath

Question:

459 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will take urgent action to resolve these anti-social activities in the Dublin 3 area and to get the Garda to end this intimidation and noise (details supplied); and if he will put a plan in place to protect local residents. [25163/04]

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

I have been informed by the Garda authorities that gardaí at Raheny and Clontarf Garda stations police the Dublin 3 area. Additional supporting patrols are provided by the divisional unit and the detective branch. Community gardaí are also assigned to these areas and they have an excellent rapport with the local community.

I understand that current policing plans in the area are predicated on the prevention of public order offences, the prevention of crime, including crimes of violence against persons and property, and the maintenance of an environment conducive to the improvement of the quality of life of local residents. I have been assured by the Garda authorities that this strategy is, and will continue to be, central to the delivery of a policing service to the area in question.