Written Answers. - Garda Stations.

Róisín Shortall


440 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of residents in the Santry, Dublin 9 area regarding the fact that responsibility for policing their area is shared between two Garda stations (details supplied); if he will request the Garda Commissioner to arrange for the entire Santry area between the Swords Road and Ballymun Road to be serviced by Santry Garda Station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27598/01]

I am informed by the Garda authorities, who are responsible for the detailed allocation of personnel and resources to individual areas, that it is proposed to build a new Garda station in the area, on a site in Ballymun, which will become the new headquarters for the DMA north division. In order to facilitate this, I recently approved the merger of Ballymun and Santry stations. I am further informed by the Garda authorities that the area currently policed by each of the existing stations will be amalgamated and policed by the new station.