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DMR NORTH CENTRAL BRANCH: Hundreds show up as Mountjoy Garda Station host 5km Fun Run in Dublin’s north-inner city in a heartwarming gesture to raise community spirit

DMR NORTH CENTRAL BRANCH: Hundreds show up as Mountjoy Garda Station host 5km Fun Run in Dublin’s north-inner city in a heartwarming gesture to raise community spirit

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Originally published in TheSun.ie 

We spotted this article and wanted to share the great community work from members in the AGSI DMR North Central Branch. 

Everybody in the north inner-city of the capital was invited to join cops in the area for the feel-good factor event in an effort to reassure locals of the strong garda presence.

GARDAI in Mountjoy Garda Station and Dublin City Council hosted a 5km Fun Run for the local community in Dublin’s north inner-city this evening.

The event, which saw 160 Dubliners take to the streets starting at Sean McDermott Street Church, was a heartwarming gesture to raise community spirit following a spate of gangland troubles in recent years.

Philip Cunningham , Tony Gallagher and Greg McGovern from Mountjoy Garda Station at the 5k fun run

 

Inspector Tony Gallagher, who took part in the event, said: “It’s a fun run by the gardai in conjunction with the Dublin City Council.

“It’s to really show the support for the community in that area that the gardai are there to support the locals, as are Dublin City Council.

“We are doing this by inviting people of the community to join us in the run, that would give us that sense of reassuring them that we are interested in them as a community.

“The tragedies that occurred and the losses that have been suffered. This is what we would hope will be a feel-good factor for the people.”

Lord Mayor Nial Ring, who was also in attendance, applauded the initiative: “Well it’s a great initiative from the gardai and the Dublin City Council.

“They have got a lot of publicity out about it and I just hope it will be a good turnout. It’s a lovely day.

“The benefits are increasing the community spirit and garda relationship with locals.

“This is building on the ‘Small Streets initiative by Pat Leahy. We got 40 extra gardai in the area in the last few months, so it’s good for them.

“It’s just a bit of fun. That’s exactly what it is going to be. I think it’s a great idea.

“A good build up of the community spirit, which is there anyway but it will only add another aspect to it.

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