Reliance on garda overtime has left Dublin city centre exposed

The impending withdrawal of voluntary overtime by gardaí next month underscores the fragility and inadequacy of the Minister for Justice’s policing plan for Dublin city centre, according to Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon. Deputy Gannon, who represents Dublin Central, said: “Following media reports of a spate of vicious assaults in Dublin during the summer, Minister […]

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New safety plan for Dublin completely lacks substance

Absence of a defined budget for rehashed proposals is concerning  A new safety plan announced today by the Minister for Justice to tackle street crime in Dublin completely lacks substance and is full of rehashed proposals, according to Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon. Deputy Gannon, who is a TD for Dublin Central, said: “While it […]

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Multi-agency response needed to tackle violent assaults in Dublin city centre

Dereliction, heavily littered streets and poor lighting are making our capital city feel unsafe Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon has called for a multi-agency response to unacceptable levels of violent assaults in Dublin city centre. Deputy Gannon, who represents Dublin Central, said: “Last weekend’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian actor Oleksandr Hrekov on Eden Quay is […]

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Full transparency needed on GAAGO pay-per-view service

Putting games behind a paywall is a slap in the face for GAA’s dedicated volunteers and supporters There must be full transparency behind the process for selecting GAA games for pay-per-view, according to Social Democrats sports spokesperson Gary Gannon. “There is growing disquiet over high-profile games – such as last weekend’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship […]

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