Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (146)

Finian McGrath

Question:

146. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on a matter (details supplied). [14418/14]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within the Clontarf Garda Sub-District.

I am further informed that a Community Garda is assigned to the area and regularly meets with local residents to address any issues that arise including the type of incidents referred to. The area is regularly patrolled by foot and mobile patrols including Mountain Bike patrols, augmented by the Divisional Task Force and Traffic Unit patrols.

Current policing plans in the area are designed to address issues of crime and public order offences and local Gardaí continue to work with relevant individuals and groups in this regard. Local Garda Management closely monitors patrols, and other operational strategies in place, in conjunction with crime trends and policing needs of the community in the area to ensure optimum use is made of Garda resources, and the best possible Garda service is provided to the public. I am further assured that the situation is being kept under review.