CBA Executive and Safe and Clean Committee members Sean McCarthy, Tequila Jacks, and Fergal Harte, Kingsley, CBA President, Aaron Mansworth, Inspector James Hallahan and Sergeant Michael O’Connell and members of Cork City Centre Policing Unit as it was announced that An Garda Síochána are to increase daytime patrols for the summer.

Daytime patrols to be strengthened

Additional gardaí are set to be deployed in Cork city centre as the summer continues.

It’s understood that the Cork City Centre Policing Unit, in collaboration with Community Policing, will increase the presence of uniformed gardaí on the city streets during daytime hours this summer.

Up to six additional gardaí are to be deployed to enhance public safety and support the bustling summer trading period.

Safety in Cork city has been a primary concern for residents and businesses alike, the Cork Business Association (CBA) said while adding that they has been particularly committed to addressing these concerns on behalf of its members.

CBA President Aaron Mansworth welcomed the initiative.

“Cork Business Association has worked closely with An Garda Síochána and lobbied for additional resources. The summer trading period is crucial for our members, and it is imperative that we drive results.

“Equally important is that the people of Cork feel secure and are encouraged to spend time in the city. We are a city known for its warm welcomes, and our significant tourism trade depends on maintaining this reputation.

“We welcome the additional resources and look forward to continue working in collaboration with an Garda Síochána on further initiatives to strengthen their presence in our city.”

The CBA said the increased garda presence aims to foster a safer environment, ensuring that Cork city remains a vibrant and inviting destination for both locals and tourists.

This initiative underscores the ongoing commitment of An Garda Síochána to Cork city and its dedication to enhancing public safety and confidence, the CBA has


The CBA said it represents the interests of businesses in Cork city and is dedicated to promoting and supporting local businesses, ensuring that Cork remains a thriving hub of economic activity and a welcoming destination for all.