Wednesday, 25 May 2005

Questions (180)

Tony Gregory

Question:

194 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the Garda authorities’ attention has been drawn to the request of a residents’ association (details supplied) in Dublin 9 that a Garda cordon be extended to include an area of Dublin 9 on major match days in Croke Park in which residents are regularly prevented from free movement by parked cars obstructing them and the lack of Garda resources to remove illegally parked vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17605/05]

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

I understand from the Garda authorities that local Garda management is aware of the concerns of residents in the area. I understand that in addition to the issuing of fines on the spot to illegally parked vehicles, vehicle clamping and the towing away of such vehicles by Dublin street parking services, a Garda tow truck is employed on match days to tow away illegally parked vehicles in the area. The Garda authorities are not considering an extension of the Garda cordon to the area on major match days.