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Dubliners, this is your chance to 'talk to Joe' about violent crime in the city

The RTÉ broadcaster is to chair a public meeting next week.

DUBLINERS ARE BEING given the chance to voice their concerns about crime in the city in a forum next week that will be chaired by Joe Duffy.

Dublin City Council is hosting the public forum and Kieran Mulvey, member of the government task force on inner city crime and Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan will both be present to take on board the concerns raised.

RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy will chair the forum which will be held at City Hall on Dame Street on Wednesday 28 September.

Dublin City Council says that the forum is being held because of the “recent increase in criminal violence”.

“Dubliners have been affected by criminal activities in the city centre over the recent past while going about their daily lives,” said Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.

This violence is affecting the citizens of the whole city. I want the ordinary people of Dublin to have this opportunity to have their concerns raised and heard.

The ministerial taskforce on inner city crime is chaired by Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and will make recommendations for the area.

Mulvey, formerly of the Workplace Relations Commission, will prepare a report for taskforce, taking in the views of local community and public representatives. Next week’s forum is part of that effort.

Admission to the forum is free but spaces are limited and those interested in attending are being asked to email or call 01 2222918/2204.

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