Fianna Fáil Call For More Garda To Address Increased Incidents In Dublin

More gardaí are needed to stop anti-social behaviour and violent incidents in Dublin, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Dublin John Lahart has said.

Deputy Lahart made the call following an incident of suspected assault and endangerment in Citywest.

Deputy Lahart said: "A very serious incident took place in Citywest on Wednesday where a man in his 20s was struck by a car and subsequently hospitalised because of injuries sustained during the incident.

"A number of garda units and emergency services attended the scene and a 23-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident. I have been very involved with the local community there and has met with resident groups and business owners in recent times to discuss continuing anti-social behaviour. I have been engaging with business owners around the shopping centre regarding the anti-social behaviour."

Deputy Lahart noted that incidents of anti-social behaviour causing harm will not be tolerated and those caught engaging in such behaviour would feel the full force of the law.

"There has been a massive rise in Anti-Social behaviour in the area and I have highlighted this recently with senior Gardai. This rise has been allowed to happen due to lack of Garda resources and will continue to rise unless the Gardaí get the resources that they need," concluded Deputy Lahart.


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