Monthly Archive for February, 2017

Protective Services Unit will be in operation in Dublin 15 by middle of the year

I’m delighted that the Gardai have confirmed that a Protective Services Unit is to be located in the DMR West region by the middle of this year. This was confirmed to me in response to a question I had put down at last weeks meeting of the Fingal Joint Policing Committee.

Nationally, the Protective Services Bureau deals with a range of specialist crimes including sexual and domestic violence, the management of sex offenders prosecuting organised prostitution and investigating missing persons. It is an important development that Dublin 15 will now have a unit specialising in dealing with these crimes, located in the area.

  1. Councillor Roderic O’Gorman

Can the Superintendent provide an update on the roll out of a Divisional Protective Service Unit in DMR West?

Answer

The Protective Services Unit is scheduled to be in place during Q2 2017.

Pic 38b

I’m delighted to see that Dublin Bus has announced a new early morning 38B service. The bus will leave Damastown at 6:00am.

Since September, I have been in regular contact with Dublin Bus to improve capacity on this route, due to the increased number of commuters who are using it. Prior to Christmas, Dublin Bus agreed that more tri-axel buses would be used on the 38B route, as these have a 30% greater passenger capacity.

These improvements are very welcome for residents of Mulhuddart, Corduff and Waterville, all of whom are served by the 38B. The new service will start operating from Monday 20th February.

I will also continue to lobby Dublin Bus to look at providing a bus service through the Waterville estate. There are over 1,500 apartments and houses in this area and a direct route through it would be hugely beneficial to the residents.