Central Area Headquarters, Dublin 1
At its first meeting on 28 June 2017, the Programme Implementation Board agreed to establish four working sub groups reflecting the four priority areas for actions. Chairs have been selected and each sub group meets monthly. Each group has been assigned the relevant actions from the Mulvey Report. The sub groups have representation from the community and business sector.
- Tackling Crime and Drugs: Better and more visible policing with an emphasis on community policing needs to be
keyfeature in the Plan. It must be “safe” to lead; it must be “safe” to live, work, learn and play in the community. [Chaired by Chief SuperintendentSean Ward, an GardaSiochána]
- Maximising Educational / Training Opportunities / Creating Local Employment Opportunities: There needs to be significant enhancement of the linkages between education and employment opportunity for this current generation of school goers, young adults and the unemployed in local businesses and enterprises, particularly in the
business / retailarea of the inner city and in the Docklands Development – both in construction and business occupation stages. [Chaired by TBC, Department of Education and Skills]
- Creating an Integrated System of Social Services: Social, educational and training services to address the real problems faced by families and their children need to be planned and delivered in a far more coordinated fashion. Services should be
co-ordinatedunder a single plan which is in response to the particular needs and circumstances of different communities within the area. [Chaired by Conor Rowley, Department of Children and Youth Affairs]
- Improving the Physical Landscape: The area has some of the broadest streets in the City with potential for refurbishment and
revitalisation. Future regeneration needs to explore the potential within the area to renovate, make it liveable and bright with improvedphysical landscape; to eliminate waste, derelict sites and progress the refurbishment and replacement of the existing flat complexes. [Chaired by Brendan Kenny, Dublin City Council]
In August 2018, a 5th Sub Goup looking at Addication was established and is chaired by Jim Walsh, Department of Health. Terms of Reference and membership of this group is being developed. The first meeting of this group took place on Tuesday, 28th August 2018.