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  • Northside West

Working group to examine illegal use of scramblers

Sunday, 1st September, 2019 1:00pm
Working group    to examine illegal use of scramblers

Cllr Paul McAuliffe, Lord Mayor of Dublin

TWO working groups are to be established to deal with drug dealing and the illegal use of scrambler bikes, Dublin’s new Lord Mayor has confirmed.

Cllr Paul McAuliffe (FF) made his comments following a meeting with the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, which he described as an encouraging first step.

“I believe that Dubliners want to have confidence in the gardaí but they need to see action on these issues for that to happen,” Cllr McAuliffe said. “Non-stop, flagrant drug dealing is bad for our city and damaging to our reputation. 

“All the stakeholders need to step up to the mark, and I am hopeful that An Garda Síochána, supported by Dublin City Council and working with other State agencies, can find and implement solutions to this challenge.”

He added that dangerous scrambler bike use is terrorising communities across the cityand it cannot be allowed to continue.

“My party has published legislation on this matter, but I also want to work with the gardaí to see if other measures can be deployed while that bill is being debated to stem the growing fear residents have for these bikes,” he continued.

“A multi-agency approach is needed to deal with these twin challenges. I am confident that progress can be made and I feel that the Commissioner is determined to further increase public confidence in the gardaí. I look forward to supporting him in that endeavour.”

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