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Christmas Management Plan for Cork City 2018

23 Probationer Gardaí temporarily assigned to assist.

An Garda Siochana would encourage people to use public transport over the Christmas period. Park and Ride facilities are provided with frequent transfer to the city centre. Plan ahead and allow ample time for your journey. Taxis can also be availed of at many locations in the City Centre. Schedules, timetables and availability of Public Transport Services and the Park and Ride facility can be accessed via the Cork City Council web-site.  

To facilitate the flow of traffic, Gardaí ask the public to:

  • Keep junctions free
  • Avoid illegal parking
  • Do not block yellow boxes
  • If car park is full, please comply with direction of Gardaí and stewards
  • Keep bus lanes free

As part of Traffic Management Plan, on-going checkpoints will be held enforcing the Road Traffic Legislation. The following offences will be specifically targeted:

  • Drink and Drug Driving
  • Speed
  • Seatbelts
  • HGV offences
  • General Road Offences

Cork City Centre is a safe place to shop, but some simple precautions will make the experience more enjoyable.

Safety Tips

  • Be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines and financial institutions
  • Mind your belongings when in crowded areas. Use a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely
  • Don’t leave luggage or valuables exposed inside a parked car
  • Don’t leave luggage attached to the roof rack
  • When visiting the city centre area, park your car in one of the controlled car parks and retain the parking ticket on your person
  • Always lock your car securely when leaving it unattended, even for brief period
  • Report any incident to Gardaí, immediately.

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station today, Chief Superintendent Barry McPolin said ‘I am delighted to welcome the 23 Probationer Gardaí who have been temporarily assigned to assist in our Christmas Management Plan this year.

The Probationers will be deployed over the next few weeks to assist our Gardaí in the city at keys times that have been identified by the Garda Analysis Services. Our aim is to tackle theft from shop, public order incidents and to help the flow of traffic in the city. Over the next few weeks we will have additional uniform and plain clothes patrols throughout the city to tackle theses incident.

Members from our Roads Policing Unit will also be increasing checkpoints targeting drink and drug driving amongst other general road offences. The flow of traffic will increase in the city and I would ask that where possible, people avail of public transport and the park and ride facility we have here in Cork.

Have a plan in place if you are going out socialising and most importantly, have a safe and happy Christmas.’