{meta} Agenda for Dublin City Joint Policing Committee on Tuesday 14th November, 2017, 2.30 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Paula Ebbs, Meeting Administrator 

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Minutes of meeting of 12th September 2017 (attached)


Action: Agreed

Matters Arising: Cllr Cieran Perry requested to record that Cllr Mannix Flynn’s objections against the Supervised Injecting Facility from the meeting of 12th September be recorded.  This was agreed.


Presentation by Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) - Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Clavin


Det. Chief Supt. Clavin provided an overview of what CAB is and how it is working to recover the proceeds of crime based in communities. They will examine how communities can better engage with CAB, including provision of information on the suspected local use of the proceeds of crime, and the potential of a smaller CAB being established to target regional assets.

Action: Noted.



Halloween 2017 Report - Simon Brock, Administrative Officer, Waste Management Division - (Report to follow)


The co-operation between Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána is crucial to the success of the range of initiatives undertaken, from the removal of bonfire materials to the support of events throughout the city.  Feedback from the 2017 Halloween events that took place across the city was that huge numbers were in attendance and were extremely successful in promoting a family friendly Halloween.  While instances of anti social behaviour and bonfires still occur, these continue to reduce each year.


Cllr Teresa Keegan informed members that the Coolmine Bring Centre offered to dump wood for free for the month of October and asked if the City Council could arrange to do something similar.



Ø    Management to liaise with area offices regarding setting up a free Bring             Centre for the Halloween period.


Ø    Further statistical information regarding materials removed, costs and             locations of activity will be made available once these have been         compiled.



Presentation on Homeless Services - Eileen Gleeson, Director, Dublin Region Homeless Executive


Dublin City Council is the lead statutory authority with responsibility for co-ordinating responses to homelessness in the four Dublin Local Authorities. DCC funds voluntary service provision in addition to delivering core homeless services to people in the region and is subject to protocol arrangements with the Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The DRHE drives a housing-led approach to homelessness on a regional basis in conjunction with service providers throughout the sector. The public expenditure on homeless services in the Dublin region is €96m broken down into Emergency Accommodation/Housing Authority Homeless Services Provision/Long-Term Supported Accommodation/DayServices/Homeless Prevention, Tenancy Sustainment and Resettlement Supports.


A detailed discussion took place in relation to all the various aspects of homeless services e.g. accommodation, food provision, medical and welfare.  Members were informed that substantial funding is provided by DCC / State to provide food and welfare services in various locations in the city through the Voluntary Housing Sector.  Concern was raised regarding the numerous non-registered volunteers duplicating these services throughout the city e.g. G.P.O., Grafton Street, Central Bank building, without linking the homeless people into the relevant services.


Action: Eileen Gleeson to provide a valuation report on acquisition of properties to Councillor Mannix Flynn.


Report of Assistant Chief Executive, DCC (Report to follow)


·             The Assistant Chief Executive provided members with an update on the Scoping Study for DCC’s Safe City Programme.


·             Members were informed that the Annual Report of the JPC was approved by the City Council and forwarded to the Garda


·             Commissioner, Minister for Justice and Equality and the Policing Authority.


·             An updated report on the membership of all the JPC’s will be brought to the December City Council meeting.

·             The HSE has issued a statement that the evaluation stage of the procurement process for the pilot Supervised Injecting centre is ongoing and it is intended to announce the successful bidder in December.


·             The Policing Authority continues to hold approximately 11 meetings annually and a minimum of 4 of these are open to members of the public to attend.  The next public meeting is scheduled to take place on November 2017.

         Action: Report Noted.



Report of Assistant Garda Commissioner (Report to follow)


·        The Assistant Garda Commissioner gave updates on Volume Crime / Serious Crime / Halloween 2017 / Roads Policing and Strategic Partnership.


·        Members were informed that funding has been secured to re-open Fitzgibbon St. Garda Station.  Other stations across the city have been recommended for re-opening, including Cabra Garda Station.


·        Cllr Flynn asked if the Prison Service could make a presentation to a future JPC on how gangland crime is dealt with.


Action: Cllr Perry requested that issues with quad bikes be included on the next agenda.

Action: Presentation on Prison Service to a future JPC. 

Report Noted.



Correspondence referred from North West Area JPC (attached)


Action: This item was deferred until the next meeting.


Documentation from Area JPCs (attached)




2018 Meeting Dates

Tuesday – 23rd January 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday – 6th March 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday – 8th May 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday – 3rd July 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday – 4th September 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday – 6th November 2018, 2.30 p.m. 






Action: Tony Duffin, Ana Liffey Drug Project (ALDP) to organise a tour of public injecting sites for members.