Over the last fortnight, neighbours and residents across Stoneybatter have been in touch with me expressing their concern about the recent spate of incidents of anti-social behaviour.
These incidents were highlighted by a number of burned out vehicles dumped on the site of the former housing complex. In response to these occurrences, I have been following up with the Gardai to make sure they are investigating the situation, to understand who has been involved with such actions and what steps are being taken to rectify the matter.
Inspector Cullen reported back to me in recent days to provide assurance to Stoneybatter residents that local officers are aware of the current situation and have had a number of reports, in particular the two vehicle fires.
The Gardai are continuing to constantly include O’ Devaney / Montpelier area in their Covid / Public Order and high Visibility patrols.
Extra mobile and foot patrols will be allocated to the area. In addition, Inspector Cullen and his colleagues will ensure that known trouble makers and drug dealers are being given additional attention at this time. I hope to have a further report to share with you following Thursday’s local policing committee meeting.
I want to assure you that this matter is being pursued the Gardai and I am working to ensure that high visible patrols are maintained. I will have a further opportunity to raise the situation with local senior management of An Garda Siochana.
If you have any concerns, queries or questions about this or indeed, any other local matter, please get in touch with me.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee