Finglas Safety Forum Issues in May 2010

Statistics at the Joint Policing Committee show that crime in Finglas is

Gardai have requested headquarters in Phoenix Park to finance CCTV on
CardiffsBridge Road to counter antisocial behaviour.

Operation Hybrid continues to target high profile criminals in the area as
does operation Anvil.

Chief Superintendent Dowling reports that there are 16 community Gardai in

Gardai will pay special attention to antisocial behaviour at Cappagh Green
and St Canice’s Court, Fairlawn/Hazelcroft, Plunkett Green areas in the
immediate future to discourage disorder.

Car crime at Mayeston Hall has been brought to Garda attention. A cleanup
at St Margarets Road will be arranged and Fingal County Council reminded of
their responsibilities for cleaning the footpaths of the area at Lanesboro
up to Creston.

Jackie O’Reilly reported that a new anti-graffiti company had started work
and had been given a long list of sites to clear. Gable ends at Barnamore
were highlighted.

John Bennett of the Finglas/Cabra Drugs taskforce wants to enlist
co-operation with the Finglas Safety Forum to make the drugs policy more

Enforcement of the yellow boxes at McKelvey will happen immediately, so you have been warned!

There are only three dog wardens for the city. There are 9,500 dog licences
and about 30,000 dogs. Wardens are knocking on doors looking for licences
and part-timers have been employed to do this for the summer in a scheme
that is self-financing.
32% of the dogs in the pound are restricted breeds such as PitBulls,
Staffordshires, Japanese Akitas, Japanese Tosas, German Shepherds
(Alsatians), Bull Mastiff, Rottweilers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Doberman
Pinchers, and crossbreeds. Wardens removed 1,100 dogs in Dublin in 2009.
Safe dogs may be let off the lead in a public park before 11 am but not
after that. You are supposed to clear up dog faeces in the streets if your
dog defecates. An on-the-spot fine may be issued. Last year one person was
jailed for three days for the non-payment of a dog fine (utter madness).

Finglas residents can bring safety issues to the forum if they wish. You
can find out the schedule of meetings from Margaret Geraghty at the Finglas
Office at Mellowes Road (01-2225133