Tag Archives: Garda

BLOG FOR WEEK ENDING 13TH JULY

The Dáil may have risen for the summer but the work continues. My Dáil and constituency office will be open during the summer and my clinics will remain unchanged for most weekends. When there is staff annual leave (at the beginning of August for two weeks, as usual) it will be announced on this website. On Monday, I held my monthly Donnycarney clinic and met many constituents.

On Tuesday, I submitted over 30 Parliamentary Questions to Ministers on a range of national and local issues. I was also preparing for my Leaders’ Question the following day, when I chose to raise the serious issue of crime nationally and locally with the Taoiseach. I join my constituents in their concern about the worrying trends of crime rises across the country and highlighted a petition that I received from 200 residents of an area in the North Fringe looking for a greater and permanent Garda presence.

DÁIL SPEECH ON THE REVISED ESTIMATES FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY

I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute briefly on the topic of the Revised Estimates for the Tánaiste’s Department. It has been widely reported that the €55 million, including the additional moneys and the money from savings in the Revised Estimates, is directly in response to the recent spate of horrendous gangland crimes and murders in the city. The Tánaiste promised on 8 June last that she was committed to funding “whatever measures were needed for An Garda Síochána to best tackle the critical and unprecedented challenges they currently face”.

335 FIREARMS LICENSES REVOKED BETWEEN 2013 AND 2015 – BROUGHAN

Deputy Broughan recently requested information from the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, regarding the number of firearm licences revoked in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Late last year there were a number of changes announced to legislation surrounding firearms licensing especially with regards to licensing of handguns.

WE MUST INVEST IN DEDICATED GARDA TRAFFIC CORPS – BROUGHAN

Deputy Broughan has recently been questioning the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, on many matters related to road safety. Deputy Broughan has asked a number of follow-up questions regarding drink-driving cases and convictions in order to get a full picture of the current status of the implementation of this area of our road safety legislation.

DECLINE IN GARDA TRAFFIC CORP PARALLELS RISE IN ROAD CASUALTIES – BROUGHAN

Deputy Broughan has called on the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, to give a commitment to increasing numbers of the Garda Traffic Corp this year in order to curb the worrying increases in road fatalities since 2012. According to the Road Safety Authorities ‘Provisional Review of Road Crashes 2014’ 2013 has seen a year-on-year increase in fatalities for the first time since 2005.

OVER 5,000 WARRANTS STILL OUTSTANDING FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FINES IN NORTHSIDE

Deputy Tommy Broughan requested information from Minister Fitzgerald on the number of outstanding warrants for the Coolock (R) and Raheny (J) Garda districts late last year. At the end of November 2014, Deputy Broughan sought the figures for the outstanding Bench, Penal and Committal Warrants for between zero to three months, three to six months, six to nine months, nine to twelve months and more than twelve months for the above districts.