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At wits' end over behaviour in estates

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Deputy Frank Feighan called into the council meeting at IT Sligo last week.

Deputy Frank Feighan called into the council meeting at IT Sligo last week.

Deputy Frank Feighan called into the council meeting at IT Sligo last week.

Last week's meeting of the council heard from a number of councillors who said they were contacted by concerned residents around the county in relation to disturbances.

Cllr Paul Taylor said residents in certain areas were at their 'wits' end' with the behaviour of some people. He said that not all of those engaging in anti-social behaviour are council tenants, but called on the council to have a 'proactive' approach to the issue.

Cllr Gino O'Boyle stated that anti-social behaviour is now at 'an all-time high' and said the council need to adopt a no tolerance approach. Cllr Thomas Walsh outlined his concerns, saying it was not acceptable and that the council needed to be stronger on the issue.

n response to the concerns, Director of Housing Bartley Gavin said he too had become aware of the issue which had become a feature over the last ten days. While explaining that the council does not replace the Gardai in the situations, he said it can be hard to get the evidence. He concluded by saying the council would do its uppermost to deal with he situations as they arise.

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