Joint Policing Committee Agendas

Agenda of meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee to be held Friday 6th October 2023, at 11 a.m.

Sligo County Council
County Hall

(071) 9111111

27th September 2023


Dear JPC Committee Member,

A meeting of the County Sligo Joint Policing Committee will be held:

On:       6th October 2023

At:       11.00 am

In:        Council Chamber, Riverside, Sligo

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below. I would be grateful if you would arrange to attend.

John Moran
A/Director of Services



  1. To note minutes of meetings of County Sligo JPC held on 30th June 2023
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Sligo JPC Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 (Update on Actions)
  4. Notice received of issues to be raised:
    1. Deferred from 16th December 2022, 31st March & 30th June JPC Meetings - Received from Councillor T. Healy:
      “To call on the Garda to carry out a speed check on the R290 from Collooney to Ballisodare and on the Ballisodare to Crowna Church on the N59. Both are a major concern to residents regarding speed coming into Ballisodare village”.
    2. Deferred from 16th December 2022, 31st March & 30th June JPC Meetings - Received from
      Councillor T. Healy:
      “To ask if all Garda Stations and Garda patrol cars have defibrillators in them?  As this is an important part of First Aid that can save a life in a community or on the side of the road when Garda are on duty.  Is training given to all Garda on the use of a defibrillator and how this can save a life?”
    3. Deferred from 31st March & 30th June JPC Meetings - Received from Councillor S. Maguire:
      “To seek a report regarding the need for a refuge in Sligo and to speak to the numbers reporting violence in the home.”
    4. Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
      “In the case of an accident whereby a Guide Dog owner is badly injured and requires emergency treatment, currently there is no procedure to deal with the Guide Dog. Can this issue be raised at a national level at AGS to highlight this and make the necessary procedural changes” 
    5. Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
      “That a Navilens code be attached to a Garda badge or on their person or in their possession. This would help a blind person identify a member and announce whatever is on the code”.
    6. Received from Councillor M. Casserly:
      “As the reason given not to build a new Garda station in Sligo in all replies by the Justice Minister and the Commissioner was because the divisional headquarters was to be in Letterkenny, I am calling on this JPC to request that a new Garda station be built in Sligo as divisional headquarters as was previously planned for.”
    7. Received from Markian Harkin T.D.:
      “To raise the issue of the one way traffic system in Dominic Street, Sligo”.
    8. Received from Councillor. T. Healy:
      “That the JPC ask the Go Safe Company to outline in detail the process of how it is decided to designate a particular Road or location for the positioning of a Go Safe Van? That the JPC request the Go Safe Company to come to meet the JPC to present specifically on the process of designating large area of Sligo Town Centre and how it was decided that the areas of Sligo Town be designated as opposed to what is considered other areas like the R287 which is not designated and is locally considered serious in need of speed reduction measures. The R284 is designated from Carraroe Junction to Glennagoolagh but unfortunately the Go safe Van has disappeared from it and appears to be spending a lot of time on Lower Pearse Road”
    9. Received from Councillor. T. Healy:
      “To ask the JPC to request An Garda Siochana address the issue of drivers circle spinning in cars on roads at night. This is happening all around as can be seen from tyre marks on roads. Currently it is occurring at entrance to Lagan Quarry at Aughamore at a dangerous bend on a narrow road”
    10. Received from Marian Harkin T.D:
      “Issue of road safety on the N59 between Ballisodare and Dromore West”
  5. Referred for discussion from Plenary Council Meetings:
    (a) Deferred from 16th December 2022, 31st March & 30th June 2023 JPC Meetings - Councillor. T. Walsh’s Motion No. 28 referred for discussion from December’s Plenary Council Meeting:
    “That Sligo County Council calls on the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner to provide the necessary resources in terms of Gardai and appropriate vehicles to the Sligo Roads Policing Unit. That the same be relayed also to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste.”
  6.  Correspondence
    (a) Letters of congratulations sent to Sergeant PJ Gallagher & Garda Thomas McGuinness re: Scott Awards
    (b) Letter to JPC Members from Chief Superintendent Glacken re: Outcome of Three County Review – Operating Model – Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal Division
  7. Arrangements for next meeting
  8. Any Other Business



Meeting Date 06/10/2023