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Joint Policing Committee to discuss drugs problem in the city

A meeting of the Joint Policing Committee will take place on Monday, 6th July at 2 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork to discuss the current situation which has arisen due to the drugs problem in Cork city.

Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Dara Murphy said there is a degree of urgency about this.  “Chief Superintendent Liam Hayes will attend, as well as members of our own City Council Housing & Community Directorate.  We also hope to have doctors involved with drugs users attend, as well as councillors, TDs and other community groups and stakeholders. 

The Lord Mayor continued “ We will be asking what the City Council can do to help the Garda Siochána in their efforts and also what help do we at City Council need from the Gardaí.   There is extremely good work ongoing at the moment and the Joint Policing Committee has been very active in tackling problems.  The point of the meeting is to ensure there is public confidence in what is being done.  There is a problem there and we want to address it.”

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