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Cabra Policing Forum meeting with Assistant Garda Commissioner this evening

28 November, 2006

Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald and Councillor Nicky Kehoe will this evening attend a meeting of the Cabra Policing Forum which will be addressed by Assistant Garda Commissioner Al McHugh. 


Ms McDonald said:


“The Cabra Policing Forum is up and running for three years now and throughout this time there has been regular meetings between the local community and the Gardaí.  All those involved in the project are to be commended for their hard work.  This is an approach with huge potential and is something that should be promoted across the city.


 “Many communities across Dublin are suffering because of 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.

“The establishment of Dublin City’s Joint Policing Committee provides for the statutory underpinning of positive initiatives such as the one which is running in Cabra.  I hope that the Cabra Policing Forum will now be given official recognition.”ENDS



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