On Friday 31st January 2020, An Garda Síochána are inviting local communities to a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity at over 300 venues across Ireland. Local Gardaí, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum will engage with the local community. It is an opportunity for the local community to get to know their local Gardaí and local community representatives. All are welcome.

Assistant Commissioner Orla McPartlin, Garda Community Relations Bureau said:

An Garda Síochána is delighted to partner with our key stakeholders in the National Rural Safety Forum in organising a National Community Engagement Day.  This event will provide an opportunity for communities across Ireland to meet and become familiar with their local Gardaí and other Community Organisation representatives.

An Garda Síochána will take this opportunity to listen to the policing needs of our communities so that we can continue to deliver on our mission – Keeping People Safe.”

This National Community Engagement Day is designed to achieve the collaborative objective of increased community engagement and community reassurance throughout Ireland.

Click here for more information on the event

Forums for Laois and Offaly are as follows


BallylinanCentra, Ballylinan12pm – 1pm
CullohillBergins Filling Station11am – 12pm
MountmellickGlanbia, Mountmellick10am – 12.30pm
MountrathSpar, Mountrath12pm – 1pm


BanagherSuper Valu Banagher10am – 11am
BirrSuper Valu Birr10am – 11am
ClaraClara Garda Station2pm – 4pm
DaingeanDaingean Garda Station2pm – 4pm
EdenderryEdenderry Garda Station2pm – 4pm
FerbaneCentra Ferbane12pm – 1pm
KilcormacKilcormac Development Association12pm – 1pm
MucklaghDaybreak Mucklagh10am – 4pm