Local Tallaght Cllr. Baby Pereppaden has received complaints from residents “I received dozens of complaints from residents during my campaigns regarding the lack of Gardaí to control the anti-social behaviour happening in many areas in Tallaght (especially at night and weekends), as well as to decrease the waiting time in the Garda station. One promise that I gave our residents was with regard to finding a solution to this issue. I’ve been working hard over the past few months, calling and writing emails to many Gardaí and higher authorities including Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Local Government and Electoral Reform John Phelan and Superintendent Ian Lackey to emphasise the lack of Gardaí in our station and urge them to take action. I also met with our respective ministers and Gardaí officers a number of times, highlighting the urgency of this matter. Finally, the request of our residents has been answered, fourteen Gardaí are to be recruited to the Tallaght Station.
Pereppaden concluded “Now, my further aim regarding this issue is for us to have another Garda station in Citywest area. Tallaght is the largest town in South Dublin and one Garda station alone cannot cater for the needs of the entire area”.