Fingal county council has pedestrianised New Street for a 10 week pilot project. We wish the project well. However, many residents have expressed concern that the pedestrianisation of New Street will result in alcohol consumption on the street. The Malahide Community Forum wrote to an Garda Siochana seeking reassurance. We received the following reply from Superintendent Gerard Donnelly.
“I can confirm that I as District Officer and the Licencing Inspector for this District met with Fingal County Council and Representatives of local Publicans on 24th June 2020 to reiterate An Garda Siochana’s stance that the serving and consumption of alcohol on New Street, Malahide will not be permitted. All parties concerned were in agreement with this stance. This situation will be monitored to ensure compliance.“
You may read the full text of our query and Superintendent Donnelly’s reply here.
If you observe law breaking of any nature, please let the Gardai know. The Malahide Garda station phone number is: (01) 666 4600