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Ó Snodaigh - Dublin's Joint Policing Committee could play an important role in tackling anti-social behaviour across the city

22 October, 2006


The inaugural meeting of Dublin City Council’s Joint Policing Committee will take place tomorrow (Monday 24th) at 4.30pm in City Hall.  Sinn Féin members of the newly established committee Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Councillor Larry O’Toole and Councillor Críona Ní Dhalaigh will be available to speak to the media at 1.30pm tomorrow (Monday 24th) at the Kildare Street entrance to Leinster House.  They will set out the party’s priorities for the Joint Policing Committee and the 5 Joint Policing Sub-Committees which will work alongside it.

 

Speaking in advance of the meeting Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said:

 

“The establishment of the Joint Policing Committee in Dublin City is a welcome development. It could help build a better working relationship between communities across Dublin and the Gardaí.  And if they are allowed to function in a real and meaningful way they could allow for a direct input into policing priorities in local areas.

 

“Many communities across Dublin are blighted by anti-social behaviour and a growing drugs problem.  It is important that there is a close relationship between local communities and all relevant statutory agencies, including the Gardaí.   It is vital that local communities are listened to.

 

“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend these meetings, which are open to the public.  Tomorrow Sinn Féin will set out some of our priorities for Dublin’s Joint Policing Committee.  But first and foremost we must ensure that the Committee is more than a talking shop.  One of our first proposals will be to call for the Joint Policing Committee and the 5 sub committees to meet far more often than the twice yearly meetings that are currently envisaged.”ENDS

 

Note to editor:  Sinn Féin members of the newly established Joint Policing Committee Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Councillor Larry O’Toole and Councillor Críona Ní Dhalaigh will be available to speak to the media at 1.30pm tomorrow (Monday 24th) at the Kildare Street entrance to Leinster House.

 

 

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