Fitzgerald Report

In November 2006 I was requested by the Government to lead an initiative aimed at addressing social exclusion, crime, and disorder issues in Moyross in Limerick, and to report back to the Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion. Specifically I was asked to

  • Work with senior representatives in relevant public sector and community organizations in Limerick City and County
  • Identify actions which can be implemented in co-operation with relevant agencies to help address the identified problems
  • Propose steps that can be taken to drive regeneration in Moyross and other disadvantaged areas within Limerick City over a 5-year period.

Over the past three months I have met with representatives of statutory agencies, voluntary agencies, local community groups, church representatives, local business people, residents, Gardai, the National Drug Strategy Group, HSE, local Oireachtas members and councillors, and senior management in Limerick City Council and adjacent local authorities. I have also visited the Moyross, Southill, Ballinacurra/Weston, and St Marys Park areas of the city (see map at Appendix 1) on a number of occasions to observe at first hand some of the problems. Through this process I have been able to get an understanding of the background, nature, and scale of the problems affecting these areas and some of the obstacles that are currently there to addressing them.

John Fitzgerald,
April 2007

Download full report below

   Fitzgerald Report (PDF - 68 Kb)
    Addressing issues of Social Exclusion in Moyross and other disadvantaged areas of Limerick City. Report to the Cabinet Committee on Social Inclusion, April 2007

   Fitzgerald Report - Appendices (PDF - 3,353 Kb)
    Appendices to the Fitzgerald Report, April 2007

Last update:23/07/2007