Dáil Éireann - Volume 627 - 14 November, 2006
Written Answers. - Crime Prevention.
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the report published by UCD in October 2006 the nature and impact of joy-riding in Priorswood Report to the Priorswood Task Force on Joy-riding and the report’s recommendation that the joy-riding issue be considered within a concerted approach by local government and local development agencies and the RAPID programme, and that this be done within a wider context of developing local anti-poverty and social inclusion measures; and the steps he will to take to give affect to this recommendation. [37879/06]
Éamon Ó Cuív Éamon Ó Cuív
Éamon Ó Cuív: This is a matter primarily for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
The Deputy will be aware that under the RAPID Leverage Schemes my Department co-funded a number of measures that directly help to counter anti-social behaviour. The two main schemes in this area are the community-based CCTV scheme and the traffic-calming measures scheme. The other Leverage Schemes co-funded by my Department supports the provision of  playgrounds, health centres and environmental improvements to housing estates.
The local A.I.T also have a central role to play in bringing a co-ordinated response for the statutory and voluntary and community agencies to the issues facing these communities.
Dáil Éireann 627 Written Answers. Crime Prevention.