Local concern over anti-social behaviour in Greystones

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Deputy Willie O'Dea with Pat O'Neill in Greystones, Limerick.
Deputy Willie O'Dea with Pat O'Neill in Greystones.

RESIDENTS in Greystones on the Ennis Road claim they have endured significant anti-social behaviour from a gang of youths loitering in the area.

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea and local community activist Pat O’Neill recently attended a meeting with Greystones Residents Association chairperson Hazel Noone regarding concerns about anti-social behaviour, particularly near the Gaelic Grounds.

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“The local community near the Gaelic grounds have been enduring significant anti-social behaviour from a gang of youths that have been loitering in the vicinity. I have to commend the local residents association chairperson Hazel Noone and the staff of the Gaelic Grounds who have taken action particularly through the use of CCTV cameras to help resolve this problem,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.

Local community activist Pat O’Neill was first contacted by residents in relation to their concerns regarding anti-social behaviour.

“We quickly arranged a meeting to help alleviate any fears for the residents of the area. Along with the great help of the staff of the local Gaelic Grounds we were quickly able to secure the main road gate and we have now street lights and CCTV cameras on the main common green area in question.

“It’s very important that we protect and help the people in our community when called on. The Greystones Residents Association are a marvelous group of residents who take pride in their neighbourhood and when called upon, we have no hesitation to help in any form we can. It’s all about helping others and making our places to live peaceful and tranquil,” Mr O’Neill commented.