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Anti-Social Behaviour

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 6 June 2012

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Questions (713)

Brendan Griffin


717 Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if reports regarding anti-social behaviour at an estate (details supplied) in County Kerry will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27409/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within Cahirciveen Garda District. Local Garda management is aware of difficulties being experienced by local residents.

I am further informed that An Garda Síochána liaise with the residents' association in the area referred to and regularly attend meetings with local residents, with a Garda Liaison Officer appointed under the District Estate Management Plan.

The area referred to is the subject of regular patrols by uniform and plain clothes units, including the Community Policing Unit, the Garda Mountain Bike Unit personnel and the local Detective and Drugs Units.

Local Garda management closely monitors the situation, including complaints and patrols being conducted in the area, in conjunction with other policing needs of the residents to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources, and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public. Local Garda management is satisfied with the level of policing provided to the area, which will continue to receive adequate Garda attention.

Current policing plans in the area are designed to address issues of crime and public order offences. Community policing is a central feature and core value of our policing policy and current policing strategies are predicated on the prevention of crime, public order offences and anti-social behaviour. This strategy is, and will continue to be, central to the delivery of a policing service to the area in question. I am further informed that the situation is being kept under review.