Launch of Operation Irene 2019

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Operation IRENE was launched on Tuesday May 21st at County Hall, Dún Laoghaire.

This is a targeted multi-agency operation to combat underage alcohol consumption and consumption of alcohol in public places throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region and for us specifically in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, through the enforcement of legislation regulating the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol as well as relevant public order legislation. 

Operation Irene involves An Garda Síochána working in conjunction with the local authority, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and other stakeholders, to counter anti-social behaviour by engaging directed patrolling in the County public amenities, namely parks and seafronts to tackle the following:

Nature of Complaint
•         Public disorder
•         The consumption of alcohol in public places
•         The sale of alcohol to underage youths
•         Litter pollution offences
•         Public Transport issues
•         Water safety issues
•         Traffic congestion
•         And general crime in public amenities 

If you have a complaint contact your local Garda station and follow these steps:

  1. Quote ‘Operation Irene’ before complaint
  2. Give Nature of complaint
  3. A member of An Garda Síochána will contact the necessary stakeholders ASAP



Collaborative approach

  • An Garda Síochána will work closely in cooperation with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and other stakeholders to ensure the public’s peaceful enjoyment of the amenities.
  • The Council provide a Lifeguard, Litter Warden and Park Warden service.
  • An Garda Síochána will reciprocate the cooperative effort with high visibility (overt) and covert policing through Operation Irene.
  • The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council byelaws will be enforced fully where offences are found.  


  • An Garda Síochána
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
  • Irish Rail
  • Dublin Bus
  • LUAS
  • Coast Guard
  • Local Residents Associations
  • Local Businesses
  • James Joyce Tower
  • Go Ahead Ireland


For more information on “Operation Irene”

Dún Laoghaire 01-6665000
Blackrock 01-6665200