Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (552)

Terence Flanagan

Ceist:

552. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding anti-social behaviour (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21084/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within the Ballymun Garda Sub-District and that local Garda management has not reported an increase in public order incidents in the area.

I am further informed that a local Community Garda contacted the person referred to by the Deputy to discuss the incident in question, and that appropriate information and advice was supplied. In addition I am informed that the Community Garda provided contact details to the person in question for use if the need arises.

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 policing policy and current policing strategies are predicated on the prevention of crime, public order offences and anti-social behaviour. In this regard I am advised that local Community Gardaí engage with residents, businesses and schools in the area and address any issues that arise. In addition, the area is regularly patrolled by foot, mobile and mountain bike patrols which are augmented by the Divisional Task Force and Traffic Unit.