- 7 Gardaí are to be added to Swords and Malahide stations by Easter -
- Greater resources in policing across DMR North are essential to clamp down on rise in anti-social behaviour -
Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Fingal and Chairperson for the North Dublin Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, Darragh O’Brien has said that the addition of three Gardaí in Swords and four in Malahide station this month will aid the ongoing work to deter criminality in the North County.
Commenting on the news, he said, “Councillor Eoghan O’Brien and I recently met with Chief Superintendent, Mark Curran and Superintendent, Gerry Donnelly to advance our campaign to restore Malahide Garda Station to a 24/7 service and to deliver additional policing resources to Fingal.
“I am pleased that a number of Gardaí have been assigned to Swords and Malahide and I welcome the appointment of our new Garda Inspector, Dermot McKenna, who has been assigned to the Malahide, Portmarnock & Kinsealy area. This is particularly positive news as it means that Inspector, Ollie Woods who is responsible for the Swords sub-district can now be relieved of having to divide his time between Swords and Malahide stations.
"I have been advised that a substantial number of additional Gardaí are to be stationed in the DMR North Division over the next eight months. I have detailed the importance of assigning these additional Gardaí across the North Dublin region and especially in towns such Donabate and Portrane where the Garda presence is still inadequate.
“Despite being assured that An Garda Síochána are actively considering fully restoring 24/7 operations at Malahide Garda Station and being long promised the reopening of Rush Garda Station, our campaign will continue until this happens and that the entire community across North County Dublin is adequately policed,” concluded. O’Brien.