Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Justice and Equality

Crime Prevention

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary South, Independent)
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268. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the proposed redundancy of the national co-ordinator of the community crime prevention programme; the efforts her Department is making to resolve the financial difficulties faced by the organisation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47068/14]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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In 2014, as in previous years, my Department has provided funding to Muintir na Tire to support the operation of the Community Alert Scheme, and I expect to be in a position to continue to provide funding in 2015. In relation to the employment issues referred to, and as I have previously advised the Deputy, my Department does not employ staff in connection with the Scheme, and such issues are a matter for Muintir na Tire. The arrangements for the ongoing management of the scheme will be discussed with Muintir na Tire in the context of considering the question of funding for next year, and having regard to the views of An Garda Síochána as the partners in the programme.


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