Today, Deputy Broughan spoke on the motion on Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces (LDATFs) which was brought forward by his colleague, Deputy Joan Collins and which he co-signed. The motion calls for the implementation of the commitment in the Programme for Government to allocate an emerging needs fund; the commitment to urgently implement the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018; and the acceleration of the work of Garda Asset Profilers. Today’s motion also called on the Government to ensure a partnership approach to the new youth scheme and to conclude the HSE Review of Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces amongst some other measures.
Deputy Broughan has consistently been calling on the Government to provide increased investment into areas of Dublin Bay North, including more resources for An Garda Síochána, health and safety measures around local transport hubs, more school places and improved community amenities. Deputy Broughan has been raising the matter with the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality and most recently with the Minister for Rural and Community Development. During parliamentary questions last week, Deputy Broughan asked for a the Government to provide funding for, and be a stakeholder in, a multifunctional community centre in the heart of the area, namely, in Clongriffin.