Finian McGrath is acknowledged by friends, colleagues, enemies, and the media alike as being a man of integrity.
Anti-Social Activity on O'Connell Street
24 May, 2012
Question no: 181
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter)
by Deputy Finian McGrath
for WRITTEN on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012.
* To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an immediate action plan to deal with anti social activity in O'Connell Street, Dublin, particularly after 7 p.m..
- Finian McGrath
I am informed by the Garda authorities that the area referred to is within the Store Street Garda District, which is part of the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) North Central Division.
I am further informed that dedicated high visibility policing patrols, both foot and mobile, were introduced in the north inner city in order to combat anti-social behaviour in the area. The primary focus of these policing initiatives is to pay particular attention to persons and individuals involved in anti-social behaviour and criminal activities. The operation is focused on core times in order to correlate with the volume of patrons using the main thoroughfare.
I am also informed that all licensed premises in the city centre are closely monitored, with particular regard to the sale and supply of alcohol to minors, and allowing drunkenness on licensed premises.
Current policing plans in the area are designed to address issues of crime and public order offences. Community policing is a central feature and core value of policing policy and current policing strategies are predicated on the prevention of crime, public order offences and anti-social behaviour.
Local Garda management is satisfied that a full and comprehensive policing service is being delivered to the area in question.