Clinic will go on until Christmas
The new Thursday evening Garda clinic at Donabate Portrane Community Centre will continue at least until Christmas when the effectiveness of the clinic will be reviewed.
Confirmation that the clinic will continue at least until Christmas came from a reply to a question tabled by Cllr Adrian Henchy (FF) to the Fingal Joint Policing Committee.
The committee said: 'The District Officer is committed to maintaining the clinic at Donabate/Portrane Community Centre. The schedule of the clinic has changed from mornings to evenings.
'The District Officer will review the success of this current schedule after a period of months in conjunction with Sergeant Ferguson to determine if it is meeting the needs of the local community.'
In the light of that review, Cllr Henchy stressed how important it was that locals use the clinic, so that this vital service for the peninsula continues.
Cllr Henchy said: 'I cannot emphasis enough how important it is to fully utilise this Garda clinic.'