More gardai to serve ethnic communities in Limerick city

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

MORE gardai in the city will be dedicated to work with specific ethnic communities in Limerick over the coming weeks.

MORE gardai in the city will be dedicated to work with specific ethnic communities in Limerick over the coming weeks.

Speaking at a recent intercultural evening in Estuary House by gardai for members of the intercultural community, Superintendent Frank O’Brien launched a new scheme where an ethnic liasion officer is appointed to a specific community within Limerick city.

Garda Donal Meade was formally announced as the ethnic liaison officer for the Latvian community.

Superintendent O’Brien said the initiative is a very positive development building on the work already in place to support minority communities in Limerick”.

It was also welcomed by Doras Luimni, the local support group for all migrants. Information was provided on all services which the gardai provide for ethnic communities. “It was an opportunity for members of An Garda Siochana to personally meet with members of the intercultural community and discuss any issues which they may have,” said Louise Dineen, community policing co-ordinator at Henry Street.