Throughout the past number of weeks, I received numerous calls and emails from local residents concerned about the possible closure of Cabra Garda Station. On receipt of these concerns, I spoke with the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD and the Chief Superintendent about this issue and made clear my view of the necessity of the station remaining open to serve the needs of the communities of Cabra and the Navan Road.
The Budget yesterday did make an announcement in relation to the station and I’m dropping you a quick note to clarify this decision.
A decision has been taken to change the public opening hours of the Station. The front desk of Cabra Station will be open to the public from 8am – 10pm on a daily basis. This means that during the night the station desk will not be open to the public – however the Station will remain fully active. The Garda presence and their operations remains entirely unchanged at night. There will be no change in community policing or patrols due to this decision. The key change is that, at night, a member of the public will no longer be able to walk into the Station to the public desk. Apart from this Gardai will continue to be located in the Station on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis to provide the highest level of policing in the area.