Limerick TD questions Justice Minister on city centre anti-social behaviour

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea.

IS THE Justice Minister aware of “the growing problem of crime and anti-social behaviour in Limerick City Centre”?

That was the question put to Minister Helen McEntee by Willie O’Dea TD in the Dáil.

Minister McEntee told Deputy O’Dea that the government has taken a number of positive steps to tackle the issue, including: the (soon-to-be) deployment of bodycams on Gardaí in Limerick; the introduction of facial recognition technology in some serious cases;  and stronger Garda powers in the area of quad bike and scrambler seizures.

She also highlighted Operations Croi and Feabhsaigh, which aim respectively to tackle drug and traffic-related crime in the city and the sale and supply of drugs and anti-social behaviour in the King’s Island area.