Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 03 July, 2007
Written Answers. - Garda Operations.
Deputy Tony Gregory Deputy Tony Gregory
Deputy Tony Gregory asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will request a report from the Garda authorities at the Bridewell, Dublin 7 as to the action they are taking to deal with the serious the anti-social behaviour reports in the early hours of the morning on repeated occasions at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 7. [18958/07]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area in question is actively policed by Gardaí from Bridewell Garda station. I am informed by the Garda authorities that, at a meeting of the local Community Policing Forum, a complaint was received regarding ongoing anti-social behaviour at a specific building. The matter was investigated by the Garda authorities, and the Community Policing Unit liaised with the complainant on the issue.
The Garda authorities established that the owner of the premises, following consultation with local community representatives, had agreed  to allow part of the building to be used as a community centre and leased another part as a retail outlet. An Garda Síochána has issued a warning to the users of the premises regarding their behaviour.
I am further informed that the owner of the premises has given an undertaking that the premises will no longer be used for residential purposes and no social events will take place there after 8 p.m. In addition security personnel will be employed at night to prevent any recurrence of the behaviour referred to by the Deputy. The owner has undertaken to take further action if necessary. I am assured that local Garda management will continue to monitor the situation.
Dáil Éireann 637 Written Answers. Garda Operations.