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Dublin Metropolitan Control Centre at Heuston Station Opens.

Minister for Justice, Mr Simon Harris T.D., opens Dublin Metropolitan Control Centre at Heuston Station.

  • Minister and Garda Commissioner visit new modern premises for call & dispatch operations.
  • An Garda Síochána, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin City Council to locate together at Heuston station.
  • New centre another step in strengthening links between An Garda Síochána and transport operators.

Minister for Justice Mr Simon Harris is today opening the new Garda Síochána DMR Control Centre based at the National Train Control Centre at Heuston Station in Dublin.

This state-of-the art new premises, which will house the operations of call takers and dispatchers, is another step forward in modernising An Garda Síochána and strengthening links with public transport operators.

This call and dispatch centre, located on a floor in the new National Train Control Centre in Heuston Station, is the nerve centre to Garda operations in the Dublin Metropolitan region and the personnel working there are the people at the frontline taking sometimes the most challenging and time-sensitive calls.

Iarnród Éireann and Dublin City Council are also expected to locate their control rooms there, in the near future.

The location of An Garda Síochána, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin City Council control centres in the same building will help Gardaí to build upon the already excellent relationships they have with public transport providers, particularly in the event of serious emergencies requiring coordinated responses.

An Garda Síochána also plan to increase their presence in some other stations in the time ahead.

Remarking on the opening, Minister for Justice Simon Harris TD said: “We are committed to building stronger, safer communities by ensuring An Garda Síochána have state of the art premises and allowing for greater co-operation with CIE and Dublin City Council.
I am delighted to join Commissioner Harris in opening these new facilities today
It is crucial that anyone who finds themselves in an emergency situation has the confidence to call 999 and know that their call will be responded to promptly and professionally. I want to thank the call and dispatch staff for affording callers that confidence.
And I look forward to this facility being used jointly by An Garda Síochána, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin City Council to improve public safety.”

The new €40million building was funded by the National Transport Authority under the National Development Plan and is designed to Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standards.

Functions from Iarnród Éireann and Dublin City Council will be co-located in the building along with the Garda Síochána DMR Control Centre.

The Office of Public Works oversaw the planning and fit-out for the 999 call taking and dispatch centre.

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