21st May 2019 - Dun Laoghaire - Pictured at the launch of this year’s Operation Irene . Photo by Peter Cavanagh

Operation Irene was launched at County Hall, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday, May 21.

The multi-agency operation will aim to combat underage alcohol consumption and consumption of alcohol in public places throughout south Dublin.

Operation Irene involves An Garda Siochana working in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to counter anti-social behaviour through the enforcement of legislation regulating the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol as well as relevant public order legislation.

In a statement made by the local authority, more direct patrolling of public amenities such as parks and sea fronts will begin.

The operation will target; public disorder, the consumption of alcohol in public places, the sale of alcohol to underage youths, litter pollution offences, public transport issues and other offences.

If you have a complaint you can contact your local Garda station and follow these steps:

1.            Quote ‘Operation Irene’ before complaint

2.            Give Nature of complaint

3.            A member of An Garda Síochána will contact the necessary stakeholders ASAP.

 According to the statement the Garda will work closely in cooperation with the county council to ensure the public’s peaceful enjoyment of the amenities.

The council will also provide a lifeguard, litter warden and park service while the garda will tackle the problems with overt and covert policing tactics.