Speeding at The Rock National School is a serious issue that will be tackled, a senior garda has pledged.
Inspector Declan Dunne acknowledged the problem at the Portlaoise Town Joint Policing Committee Meeting on Tuesday March 4, assuring the committee that it would be solved.
“It’s a serious issue, and something will be done about it,” he said.
Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley highlighted the issue.
“I ask the Gardaí if they would identify areas of speeding around The Rock National School with the use of speed vans.
“The speed of cars and heavy duty lorries approaching the school is very bad,” she said.
A number of issues were discussed at the meeting, including anti-social behaviour, crime prevention, drugs and alcohol, community policing, support for the elderly, and traffic offences.
This was the last ever Portlaoise Joint Policing Committee Meeting, due to the abolition of Portlaoise Town Council. It is speculated that the committee will resume once the new municipal districts are established.