Antisocial behaviour at Limerick riverfront seating area

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Fianna Fáil councillor Catherine Slattery

FIANNA Fáil councillor Catherine Slattery has raised concerns with Limerick City and County Council over late night antisocial behaviour around outdoor seating areas at Harvey’s Quay.

At last week’s Metropolitan District meeting, Cllr Slattery asked if there is a set time for the use of outdoor seating located in the area along the riverfront, and a time when the seating should be closed up.

Director of Service Nuala Gallagher explained that the public seating at Harvey’s Quay was installed to promote safe outdoor activity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The seating provides an opportunity for the citizens of Limerick to partake in outdoor social activity.

“As with all public seating provided by the Council, there are no set times for the use of the seating, and seating is not closed off any specified times,” Ms Gallagher said.

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“Where antisocial behaviour is occurring in the vicinity of public seating, complainants should contact An Garda Síochána. We will liaise with the Gardaí at Henry Street Station in relation to the reported antisocial behaviour,” she concluded.