Six new members at Malahide Station show ongoing commitment to address concerns regarding antisocial behaviour.
Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has said that the new station at Dublin Airport will be hugely beneficial to the area and help reduce crime.
Deputy Farrell said, “Today my colleague, Minister Helen McEntee, officially opened a new Garda station in Dublin Airport. This is a major boost to local policing and will make our airport safer.”
“The station will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will be attended to by a total of 48 Garda members and become home to a new base for the Garda Armed Response Unit. This will boost security and safety at the Airport for all those travelling in and out of Dublin Airport.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “This will also boost the visibility of Gardai at Dublin Airport and contribute to an enhanced level of support and other vital tasks our security services carry out every day.”
“The Gardai at this station will work closely with their colleagues around Fingal, helping to make our wider Fingal community safer.”
“Just this week, six Gardaí were added to the roster at Malahide Station, further enhancing policing activities in the Fingal area.
Speaking at the opening, Minister McEntee said, “This new facility is much more in line with the standards we should expect at a busy international airport and I wish to commend Commissioner Harris and the Gardaí and officials who I know have worked very hard on the Dublin Airport Strategic Plan and the resulting station.”
“As Minister for Justice, supporting the work of An Garda Síochána is a priority for my Department and this year’s unprecedented budget in excess of €2 billion reflects that commitment. Visibility is key when it comes to effective policing and this new station will help maintain a higher Garda presence here at Dublin Airport.”