Thursday 22 August 2019

Anti-social behaviour making residents of South Wexford village's lives living hell

Cllr Ger Carthy
Cllr Ger Carthy

By David Looby

RESIDENT'S lives are being made hell in a south east County Wexford village because of out of control anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Ger Carthy raised the issue saying Gardaí are aware of the matter.

Cllr Carthy said:'An estate is under siege. Most of the residents in the area are fearful. Horses have moved in and there are fighting dogs and cars revving from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.'

Cllr Carthy called for a taskforce to be established to tackle anti-social behaviour in the county.

'The central government needs to be investing in Garda numbers. If nothing is done we'll be talking about this again in two to three years.'

He asked about the frequency in which rural guards are moved from their areas to cover in Wexford town. Chief superintendent John Roche said there are anti-social behaviour problems in one town in the south east of the county. 'People were housed by the local authority or in privately rented accommodation. There is a cluster in one village. We did put extra Gardaí in a temporary basis and it quietened down but families who engage in anti-social behaviour are very difficult to deal with. A multi agency approach is needed.'

He said Gardaí are moving to a centralised system which will help them deal with calls.

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