Cllr Lawless Outlines FF Plan to Tackle Rural Crime in Kildare

I’ve always been outspoken on the serious issue of crime across Kildare North and how it has affected our communities and have looked at ways to stem that. On a national level as part of our policy proposals for the upcoming General Election, Fianna Fáil is prepared to take immediate Continue Reading →

Five Garda Recruits for Kildare Simply Not Enough

It was announced recently that 5 new garda recruits were to be allocated to Kildare. The latest figures made available to Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins shows there were 300 gardaí attached to Kildare in February this year, down from 324 in April 2011. The loss of 24 gardaí Continue Reading →

15% Surge in Naas Area Burglaries Result of Cut Backs

There needs to be immediate action on the rapid rise of burglaries, thefts and related crimes in the Naas area during the past year. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there were 958 reported burglaries at Naas Garda Station in 2013. That’s up 131 from 827 Continue Reading →

Sallins Community Alert Scheme

A meeting was recently held with a view to setting up a community alert scheme in Sallins. Such schemes are already up and running in several local areas and have proved effective in crime prevention. I have worked with the group in Kill, Kilteel and Ballymore Eustace previously and representatives Continue Reading →

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 Continue Reading →