Agenda and minutes

Joint Policing Committee
Monday, 29th March, 2021 11.00 am

Contact: Kieran Brett  Meeting Administrator

Items
No. Item

9.

Adoption of Minutes 10th December 2020

10.

Receive presentation from Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

11.

Report from an Garda Siochána

12.

Questions submitted by JPC Members

13.

Question from Councillor Felim Gurn

What powers do An Garda Siochána have when they are repeatedly called to a housing estate where anti -social behaviour is occurring and continuously using up Garda resources on a weekly basis? As anti-social behaviour also causes stress to other neighbours who live close by, is additional legislation required to give the Gardai additional powers to deal with this problem?

 

13a

Question from Councillor Sean McDermott:

In light of bank closures and the possibility of Credit Unions and Post Offices taking on extra business and handling extra cash, is there now an increased security risk to these institutions?

13b

Question from Councillor Sean McDermott:

Is there a cell available in the Garda Station in Manorhamilton?

14.

Question from Mr. Bernie McGauran (Manorhamilton Town Team)

Would the Garda Commissioner consider making a recommendation to the Department of Justice to have all border crossings covered by Community CCTV systems? This would greatly assist in the solving of many crimes in the border region. A pilot scheme was presented to the previous Minister for Justice by Manorhamilton Enterprise Forum but did not come under any particular funding scheme.

 

14a

Question from Mr. Kenny Murtagh (Carrick-on-Shannon Town Team)

Why were the 300 people who attended an organised funeral party that lasted 3 days (Thursday, March 11- Sunday March 14) in a marquee in the halting site in Carrick on Shannon, in clear breach of regulations, not directed by the Gardai to stop the gathering, although Gardai were clearly supervising the party?

What measures have been put in place to ensure this does not happen again? 

 

15.

Question from Councillor Finola Armstrong McGuire

What steps were taken by the Gardai to prevent the use of, or remove the marquee, erected to facilitate a large gathering at a recent funeral here in Carrick within a community setting; how were a large number of mourners allowed travel to Carrick by car from England and Northern Ireland breaking the 5k travel restriction without being immediately turned for home; what steps will be taken to ensure no repeat of anything similar to the organised gathering of March 10th- 14th takes place in our country again while public health guidelines and restrictions at Level 3, 4 and 5 are in place?

 

15a

Question from Councillor Sean McGowan

What is the possibility of re-opening the Garda Stations in the towns of Mohill, Ballinamore and Drumshanbo on a 24-hour basis, so as the Gardai can deal with law and order matters, anti-social behaviour and drug related situations that arise? Doing so would give reassurance to the public that the Gardai are able to respond quickly when they are needed.

16.

Question from Councillor Sean McGowan

Would the Garda Commissioner reconsider the decision to locate the Garda Divisional Headquarters in Letterkenny?  Manorhamilton would be a more central location for the Headquarters for the division that covers the counties of Sligo Leitrim & Donegal as it is situated right in the heart of the region.

17.

Correspondence

18.

LA16 Collision reporting and evaluation

19.

Consider Progress Report on JPC Strategic Plan 2015-2020 & Annual Report for Council

20.

Consider JPC Draft Work Programme for 2021

21.

Presentation - Phase 2 Design proposal for Carrick on Shannon CCTV System

22.

Consider schedule of JPC meetings for 2021