It is the state’s responsibility to ensure that every citizen feels safe in their own homes and in their own communities. It is also the right of every citizen to expect that public servants and elected representatives carry out their obligations in an impartial and objective manner.
Our communities deserve and expect top quality policing. Sinn Féin is working with all levels of the PSNI and the Gardaí and others to ensure that we achieve this goal and will continue to do so. This means holding policing to account, but also about shaping future policing in response to peoples needs.
In terms of Criminal Justice fundamental reform is required north and south.
There must be much more emphasis on all-Ireland co-operation, on human rights, on achieving representativeness of the community as a whole and on accountability.
Sinn Féin welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Garda Policing Plan 2009. This is our second time to make a submission to the annual Garda plans, the first being one year ago. This process of consultation of political parties, commenced by An Garda Síochána last year, has… Read more
Amid newly announced savage cutbacks to local and regional drugs task forces Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD today launched the party’s new policy document dealing with the issue of drugs entitled ‘Injecting Urgency – Sinn Féin’s Priorities for the National Drugs Strategy 2009 – 2016’. Speaking at… Read more
Sinn Féin welcomes the decision by an Garda Síochána to invite submissions for the ﬁrst time to its up-coming Garda Policing Plan 2008. As a political party representing 323,983 voters we welcome the opportunity to participate in the plan’s development. It is essential that the state level Policing Plan… Read more
This Ard Fheis reiterates Sinn Féin's political commitment to bringing about Irish re-unification and the full integration of political, economic, social and cultural life on the island. Read more