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Aiming for a policing and justice system responsive to the needs of the community – O’Brien

3 August, 2011

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD today met his party colleague, MLA and Policing Board Member Gerry Kelly, along with a number of Sinn Féin activists from North and South to discuss party policy and to plan political initiatives in what is the start of a refocused all Ireland approach to ensuring better, more accountable policing and justice mechanisms.

The discussion related to utilising the Assembly, Leinster House and the party’s connections within the community to advance these aims.

The group met with Louth county councillor Jim Loughran, the vice chairman of the Dundalk /North Louth Joint Policing Committee, as part of a consultative process being carried out throughout the island to advance localised community safety strategies.

The Dundalk /North Louth JPC will hold its first public session in Dundalk Town Hall on the 5 September, which will focus on Community Restorative Justice.

Commenting after the meeting Deputy O’Brien said:

“We are committed to bringing about a policing and justice system on this island responsive to the needs of the community. Nothing else is acceptable.”

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