THE issue of anti-social behaviour and concerns about the future of community policing in Limerick were raised in the Dáil this week.
Deputy Willie O’Dea said that a number of communities in Limerick City are extremely concerned at reports that their community policing service is to be withdrawn.
“Regardless of the outcome of the current negotiations on the Garda rosters, I hope this does not come to pass.”
“If it does, it will not happen at a worse time. We are plagued with anti-social behaviour,” he said.
The Taoiseach said he is aware that communities all over the country, in urban and rural areas and in Dublin, Limerick, and elsewhere, are affected by crime and need a decent police service.