Long-Term Strategy Welcomed To...


Long-Term Strategy Welcomed To Support Cherry Orchard

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:46 25 Nov 2022

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A new long-term strategy to support Cherry Orchard has been welcomed.

But the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has admitted tackling antisocial behaviour, crime and poverty in the area will take more than a bit of investment.

The establishment of the Cherry Orchard Implementation Board follows a number of incidents in recent months including joyriding, drug-related intimidation and the ramming of a Garda car.

However, locals say they have been dealing with problems for decades that span generations.

The model will be similar to the Drogheda Implementation Board, where an independent chair is working with Government Departments and agencies to progress projects and initiatives to improve safety and well-being.

Local People Before Profit councillor Hazel de Nortúin says up to now its been different groups trying to put out fires rather than a broad level of support;

"I would like to really embed ourselves right in the heart of the community and say look we completely understand that this has been chaotic and there is a serious level of drug intimidation."

She went on to say; "this is the fear that I have that if we don't get in there and give people an alternative to say we do know there's intimidation but here's what we need to do and here are the supports."

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