Four out of five people said they were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the service provided by An Garda Síochána to their local communities, according to a new survey published by the gardaí today.

The Garda Public Attitudes survey, however, also shows that more than a third believe that community relations with the gardaí were poor and over 40% did not believe the gardaí were dealing with issues that matter to people in their community.

The survey also shows that 85% of victims said they had reported their most recent crime incident to An Garda Síochána and three quarters (66%) of victims were satisfied with the response.

Meanwhile, 16% of respondents believe local crime is a serious' or 'very serious' problem, the lowest figure since 2015.

The Deputy Commissioner for Policing and Security John Twomey said the survey shows An Garda Síochána's strong connection with communities, which it will continue to focus on strengthening.