Community safety is a broad concept that goes beyond just policing and crime. It’s about people being and feeling safe in their communities. This includes everything from visible Gardaí, and improved street lighting, to safe places for children to play.
The Local Community Safety Partnership (LCSP) is a Government initiative that brings together community members, statutory services, the voluntary and community sector, and local councillors to work together in identifying and tackling community safety issues locally.
Local Community Safety Partnerships have been established in Dublin’s North Inner City, Longford and Waterford, on a 24-month pilot basis. The LCSP's each have an independent chairperson and bring together residents, community representatives, business interests, councillors, local authorities and State services such as An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE to devise and implement the Local Community Safety Plan.
The Dublin North Inner City Local Community Safety Partnership has been established to help promote community safety across the 10 neighbourhoods within this area. These neighbourhoods are:
City Centre East
City Centre North
City Centre West
East Wall/ North Lotts
Halston Street/Inns Quay
The LCSP team can be contacted by phone on: 01 222 6551, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through their office Unit 3, James Joyce Street, Dublin. 1.
The LCSP held local neighbourhood meetings in May and October of 2021.
The key issues raised at these meetings will be used to inform the Community Safety Plan for each neighbourhood.
For further information on community safety, please see the below Community Safety Policy Document published by the Department of Justice
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee was joined by the Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, to launch the Dublin North Inner City Local Community Safety Plan in the Ballybough Community Sports Centre on the 8th of September, 2023.
The detailed action plan includes measures to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing but also broader actions to improve feelings of community safety, such as integration of new cultures into the area, improved supports for families and increased awareness around issues like domestic violence.
Local Community Safety Coordinator
Local Community Safety Adminstrator