Garda Commissioner meets city councillors 

by Rachel Cunningham
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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris met with Ballyfermot’s city councillors to discuss policing in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Commenting on the meeting, Councillor Daithí Doolan, chair of the Joint Policing Committee, said he emphasised the urgent need for extra resources for the Ballyfermot station. 

“The public in Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard deserve a policing service that is well resourced and can respond to the community’s needs,” said Councillor Doolan.

“This means extra Gardaí and Garda cars for Ballyfermot that respond quickly and effectively.

“It is essential that we have community Gardaí that engage with schools, youth services and  residents groups on a daily basis to rebuild the relationship between Gardaí and community.

“This meeting was a step in the right direction. The Commissioner was left in no doubt what needs to happen. We will be having a follow up meeting later in the year to monitor progress.”

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