Success on Garda Clinic for Kill

Following the Garda station closure earlier this year, I have been working with local Garda management to provide alternatives for local policing in Kill village and surrounds. The great news is that Superintendent Ian Lackey in Naas Garda Station has now committed to the provision of a Garda clinic in Kill to be held weekly.

The clinic will be located at the Parish Office and will be held every Tuesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The clinic is on a trial basis and will be reviewed again in the new year based upon levels of activity and on demand from the community. Many thanks to Superintendent Lackey for agreeing to the clinic and further thanks to Fr. Willie and the parish for use of the room.

Garda Clinic Confirmed for Ballymore Eustace

James Lawless speaking with Noel McCarthy at a meeting in Ballymore on the Garda closures

A Garda clinic will commence in Ballymore Eustace starting on August 7th. It will be held weekly every Wednesday from 4-6 pm in the local health centre. Garda Tom is the point of contact for the clinics and can be reached on 0868582695.

The clinic has been set-up in response to local concerns following the recent closure of Ballymore Garda station.

A number of public meetings were held at the time and a clinic was one option discussed where people could still have a local facility to have forms signed, report crime, seek advice etc. Local Fianna Fáil Representative, James Lawless, has been working with Naas Garda Superintendent, Ian Lackey, to roll out these clinics and he welcomed the opening of the Ballymore clinic.

James is also working with the Superintendent to have a similar clinic established in Kill where the village also lost a Garda station this year and James expects to confirm days and times for the Kill clinic next month.