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Dublin North Inner City Local Community Safety Partnership. (2023) Dublin’s North Inner City Community Safety Partnership: community safety plan 2023-2026. Dublin: Department of Justice.

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This policy recognises that building stronger, safer communities is not just the responsibility of An Garda Síochána or the justice sector alone. It acknowledges that the local community knows best how to improve safety in their areas, and will – working the HSE, Tusla, education providers, business groups, An Garda Síochána, public and community representatives – draw up plans to identify what actions are needed. The North Inner City Plan does just this and outlines 50 actions across five priority areas.

The five priority areas are:

  • Drugs, Inclusion-Health, Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Family, Youth and Community
  • Education, Life Long Learning
  • Integration, Ethnic and Multi Faith Inclusion
  • Physical Environment

Under these priority areas, the detailed action plan includes measures to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing but also broader actions to improve feelings of community safety, such as integration of new cultures into the area, improved supports for families and increased awareness around issues like domestic violence.

  • The Community Safety Partnership will work with relevant groups to implement the actions in this plan, such as:
  • Continuing strong Garda presence in the area as well as Gardaí working with others to improve and maintain public spaces identified as ‘hot spots’ for anti-social behaviour and drug dealing
  • HSE, Tusla, Department of Justice and An Garda Síochána to extend drug outreach programmes, particularly to the under 18s
  • Community Safety Wardens to work in Wolfe Tone Square, O’Connell Street and other areas
  • Dublin City Council to carry out regular audits of streetscapes – lighting, cleanliness, maintenance - to improve feelings of safety
  • Dublin City Council to review and refresh infrastructure of key commercial streets, prioritising O’Connell Street, Talbot Street, Moore Street and Capel Street
  • Dublin City Council to work with business groups such as Dublin Town to tackle illegal dumping
  • Probation Service, An Garda Síochána, Tusla and others to provide new programmes for young prolific offenders engaged in violent criminal behaviour
  • HSE to provide health bus to promote positive health interventions such as vaccinations and tackling obesity
    Increasing the number of after school places for children
  • An Garda Síochána Community Bus to address small policing matters

Each of the organisations included in the plan has committed to implement the actions identified by the Community Safety Partnership.

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