“Mediation has been of invaluable assistance to the Gardaí in Swords in the alleviation of problems encountered by neighbours. The referrals are made by Gardaí who have encountered situations whereupon qualified mediation can provide a positive conclusion to disagreements. The work of the Mediation has most defiantly prevented a breakdown among individual’s in society, who would have otherwise come to Gardaí attention after some act of violence or crime was committed against their neighbour. I cannot emphasise strongly enough how important that this service is maintained”. Kevin Toner, Sergeant, Community Policing Unit Swords.