Joint Policing Committee - Monday, 4th October, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: via MS Teams

Contact: Kieran Brett  Meeting Administrator

No. Item


Adoption of Minutes 31st May 2021




Receive Update on Road Safety Action Plan


LA16 Collision Reporting and Evaluation


Report from an Garda Siochána


Questions submitted by JPC Members


Question from Councillor Finola Armstrong McGuire

The Castlecara road has been made a preferred route for Heavy Goods Vehicles during street works in Carrick town. This road is considered by many as unsuitable for HGVs and the accident which occurred on 22nd July 2021 emphasises this.

Was a Garda report done on this accident and are there recommendations from the report re the suitability of the road for HGVs and other heavy vehicles?




Question from Councillor Finola Armstrong McGuire

The N4 at Carrick frequently experiences traffic queues from the N4 Sligo Road through to Carrick Bridge. What analysis has the Garda roads division and Carrick area Garda completed to identify the causes and what proposals have been considered to give traffic relief to the congestion?


Question from Councillor Paddy Farrell

Are there any measures or initiatives that An Garda Síochána can introduce to alleviate the traffic congestion in Carrick-on-Shannon on the N4 approach from the Sligo direction?


Question from Members of Manorhamilton Municipal District

At the Manorhamilton MD on  Monday Sept 20th, the members requested that a joint question be submitted to the JPC to ask what are the opening hours at Manorhamilton Garda Station?



Question from Councillor Justin Warnock

What is the law in relation to setting up illegal campsites (caravans) on public or private property which have no toilet or recycling facilities, as a consequence the horrific mess created by the individuals has to be dealt with by volunteers from the local community or the local authority staff?


Question from Councillor Justin Warnock

As we head into the winter period there is a greater need to reassure the public of the Garda presence in our communities, therefore is it possible to tailor working hours to give that visibility and reassurance?


Question from Councillor Sean McDermott:

What progress has been made on the closed Garda Stations in Leitrim in relation to been acquired by community groups?


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