I have been contacted by a number of concerned residents in Rivervalley and the greater Swords area regarding the problem of anti-social behaviour, some of whom are living in fear due to the behaviour of teenagers congregating in the vicinity of their homes during the day and also on Friday and Saturday nights.
I raised the issue at a recent Fingal Joint Policing Committee meeting in Donabate. I have called on the local policing committee and the County Council to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour. This issue needs to be dealt with as soon as possible, what we need is a concentrated effort from the Council and Gardai to take effective action to deter these teenagers from congregating outside the homes of residents. The Gardaí and County Council promised me at the meeting that they will take serious steps to deal with this, and I’ll be following up to make sure this happen.