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Gardai to meet the community in six Louth locations next week

An Garda Siochana

Local Gardai will hold ‘meet-and-greet sessions with local communities in six different areas across Louth next Friday as part of their National Community Engagement Day.

In total, Gardai will be present at 300 locations all across Ireland with local officers, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum all in attendance to allow members of the public to meet their local Gardai and community groups.


In Louth, sessions will be held in Ardee, Cooley, Kilcurry, Knockbridge, Termonfeckin and Tullyallen. Full details are below.

Where will National Community Engagement Day in in Louth?

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The National Rural Safety Forum was established, following stakeholder consultation between An Garda Síochána and key partners such as the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Muintir na Tire, to provide a platform for a collaborative partnership approach to support the delivery of a rural community policing service.  The Forum held its inaugural meeting on 17th April 2019.

The Forum includes partners such as Active Retirement Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland, Neighbourhood Watch, Foroige, ESB Networks, the Irish Country Women’s Association and the GAA.

The forum has four key objectives; Community Reassurance, Information Sharing & Communication Network, Increased Community Engagement and Crime Prevention & Crime Opportunity Reduction.

National Community Engagement Day is kindly supported by members of CSNA (Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association) and RGDATA (Retail Grocery Dairy & Allied Trade Association) nationally.

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