Wednesday, 10 March 2004

Ceisteanna (141, 142)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

208 Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will consider establishing a Garda station in the Raheen/Dooradoyle area of Limerick in view of the rapidly expanding population in that area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8101/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I have been informed by the Garda authorities who are responsible for the detailed allocation of resources, including personnel, that there are currently no plans to locate a Garda station in the Raheen/Dooradoyle area. The Raheen/Dooradoyle areas of Limerick are policed by Roxboro Road Garda station and local Garda management is satisfied that the resources currently in place there are adequate to meet the present policing needs of the area.

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

209 Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the situation with regard to the commitment to replace Mary Street Garda station, Limerick, which is operating from a small pre-fab with a newly built station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8102/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I am aware of the accommodation facilities currently in use by the Garda at Mary Street. In that regard, I am informed by the Garda authorities that they are currently considering their requirements for the area and that they will be in touch with my Department as soon as they have completed their deliberations.