Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - Garda Operations.

Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if a safety and security plan will be put in place in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 5; and if he will support the residents in this matter. [20201/07]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan:I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is policed from Santry Garda Station and is regularly patrolled by mobile and beat patrols with a view to ensuring a concentrated and visible Garda presence in the area. I am further informed that the area is additionally patrolled by the Divisional Traffic Unit and Divisional Task Force whose sustained efforts have gone a long way to addressing the problem of speeding vehicles, such as motorcycles, in the area. I understand that the playing pitches referred to are the property of Dublin City Council, which also manages them. There are no security features other than a low wall which allows easy access to the pitches.

Current Policing Plans in the area are designed, inter alia, to address the issue of car theft, prevention of anti-social and public order offences, the prevention of crime including crimes against persons and property and the maintenance of an environment conducive to the improvement of quality of life of the residents. This strategy is, and will continue to be, central to the delivery of a policing service to the area in question.

Question No. 918 answered with Question No. 893.