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13th June 2018 | Justice, Press Releases

Martin: A year on, Government must clarify timeline for re-opening Stepaside Garda Station

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T.D. for Dublin Rathdown and Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin today called for clarity for the local community on the reopening of Stepaside Garda Station, a year on from the Government’s announcement that it would be reopened.

The local community were led to believe that a concrete commitment was given in respect of its imminent reopening, but today, on the anniversary of that announcement, there is still no specific timeline for when that will happen.

“A year ago today the Government announced the re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station. The local community were led to believe that a concrete commitment was given in respect of its imminent reopening, but today, on the anniversary of that announcement, there is still no specific timeline for when that will happen.

“Clarity is required from Government, and the local community deserves an update and a progress report on when the Garda Station will reopen. This must include specific timelines, as they have had enough of generalities clouded in non-specifics.

A year has passed since the fanfare of the announcement, and the patience of the local community is wearing thin while all the time serious security concerns remain.

“A year has passed since the fanfare of the announcement, and the patience of the local community is wearing thin while all the time serious security concerns remain.

“I’ve submitted a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Justice and Equality seeking clarity on the promise made to the community in Stepaside and the surrounding areas.”