Lane closed in Thomondgate to combat anti-social behaviour

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LOCAL Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has welcomed plans by the local authority to tackle anti-social behaviour in Thomondgate.

The council have now agreed to extinguish the public right of way at Gloster’s Lane to help combat anti-social behaviour in the area.

“Many residents have been in touch with me about the consistent problem of anti-social behaviour in Thomondgate and in particular around Canon Breen Park. Gangs of youths have been congregating in large numbers and wreaking havoc in the local area,” Deputy O’Dea explained.

“Following my representations, the council has agreed to block up of the laneway between High Road and Canon Breen Park, known as Gloster’s Lane. Anti-social behaviour has been prevalent at this location and the decision to extinguish the public right of way is in line with the wishes of local residents.”

The Council have also installed a CCTV camera in Canon Breen Park which Deputy O’Dea believes, will help Gardaí identify the culprits.