On Thursday morning I attended the Community Policing Forum meeting in Buckingham Street; main topic was a flats complex with open drug dealing. Supt and Sergeant with the community reps and D.C.C. had in depth and frank discussion. C.P.F. will be holding a seminar in late February.
The problem of open drug dealing is still a major factor in many complexes. I have asked numerous Parliamentary Questions on the matter of open drug dealing and despite an improvement and various operations by Gardai the problem still persists. If anyone is aware of an area that a persistent problem of open street dealing please contact your local Garda station or phone my office on 016183488 and we can report the problem. Supt. and Sergeant with the community reps and D.C.C. had in depth and frank discussion. C.P.F. will be holding a seminar in late February. I will continue to highlight this issue within the Dail and again reiterate if anyone has concerns do make my office aware and we will combat the problem in conjunction with DCC and the Gardai.