Sinn Féin councillor Conor D. McGuinness has said that the council must have a zero-tolerance approach to criminality and anti-social behaviour, and that all agencies have an obligation to work together to keep people safe and secure.
“There has been a number of unrelated and very serious incidences of violence and threaten gin behaviour in Dungarvan and Abbeyside in recent weeks.
“I have been in touch with several families and individuals who have been victims of crimes and I have engaged with Gardaí and the Council’s housing department. We all have a right to feel safe and secure in our homes and as we go about our daily lives.
“There can be no place for these kind of attacks on people’s homes. All agencies have an obligation to work together to keep people safe in their homes. I have already called for increased car and foot patrols by Gardaí, and I have been strident over recent months in demanding that the Council implements new procedures to tackle criminality and anti-social behaviour.
“I will raise this alarming spike in attacks at the next meeting of the Joint Policing Committee and demanding that all agencies involved, from An Garda Síochána and TUSLA, to the Probation Service and the Council work together to address criminality and anti-social behaviour in our town.”