North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…

Gardai must be resourced to tackle gangland crime

When finishing canvass this evening in Dublin Central I came across armed Gardai, closed roads and a preserved crime scene.  Unfortunately this just indicated  another in a long list of shootings in Dublin City over the past few years.  The fact is criminals know that our Government has underfunded and under-resourced our Gardai.  Criminals feel…

69% increase in Burglaries leaves homeowners terrified

A recent report from the Central Statistics Office indicating a 69% increase in Burglaries since 2007 in the Dublin West Garda Division that includes Cabra confirms what local residents have been living with for the last few years.  As Chairperson of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee 2009-2014 I worked with local Gardai and local residents to…

Death in Phoenix Park

It was very sad to learn that the body of a dead man was discovered in the early hours of this morning in the Phoenix Park. The dead man was discovered near the Wellington Monument in a sleeping bag. The Gardai are keen to talk to anybody who may have been in the vicinity of…

Hanlons Shooting

The shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning of four people on the North Circular Road has left the local community in shock and highlights the need to protect local garda resources. The shooting happened on one of the capitals main streets outside a busy public house and close to many private homes. The…

Hanlons Shooting

The shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning of four people on the North Circular Road has left the local community in shock and highlights the need to protect local garda resources. The shooting happened on one of the capitals main streets outside a busy public house and close to many private homes. The…

Joint Policing Committee

On September 23rd 2013 I chaired the quarterly meeting of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee in City Hall. At the meeting Gardai and Dublin City Council gave detailed reports on activity in Dublin Central during the previous quarter. Issues addressed at the meeting included anti-social behaviour on Fassaugh Avenue & St Laurence’s Place East,…

Drumcondra & Glasnevin Local Policing Forum

As chair of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee I work with the Gardai, Dublin City Council and the local community to fight crime in our area. Since the closure of Whitehall Garda Station the Gardai operate a weekly clinic in Corpus Christi. Gardai and Dublin City Council attend the Drumcondra Glasnevin local policing forum…

Free Mediation Service

Madiation Northside is a free service whose main objective is to assist the local community in resolving conflicts and finding a safer way to live and work together. It was founded by the Northside Community Law centre in 2004, and became also part of the Court’s initiative pilot project in 2010. From its begining Mediation Northside…

Free Mediation Service

Madiation Northside is a free service whose main objective is to assist the local community in resolving conflicts and finding a safer way to live and work together. It was founded by the Northside Community Law centre in 2004, and became also part of the Court’s initiative pilot project in 2010. From its begining Mediation Northside…