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More Council & Gardaí Action Required to tackle Anti Social Behaviour on Clonburris Lands - Eoin Ó Broin TD

31 July, 2017 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Mid-West Eoin Ó Broin has written to Garda Superintendent Brendan Connnolly and South Dublin County Manager Danny McLoughlin about the high level of  anti social behaviour on public and private lands in Clonburris, Clondalkin. The correspondence comes after another weekend which has seen mistreatment of horses and abandoned cars being burnt out on the vacant land.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“Anti social behaviour on the Clonburris lands has been ongoing for some time. I receive regular reports of maltreatment of horses and reckless driving and burning of cars on this land.

“I have previously raised these issues with senior management in South Dublin County Council and the Gardaí. Unfortunately the situation has continued to deteriorate.

“Today I wrote to Superintendent Brendan Connolly at Clondalkin Garda Station again highlighting my concerns and requesting a meeting to discuss as coordinated approach to dealing with the issue.

“I have also written to Council Chief Executive Danny McLoughlin asking him and his staff to use their powers to force private landowners to property maintain their land.

“As much of this land is indebted to NAMA that body also has a role and in addition to writing to them myself I have asked the Council to raise the matter with formally.

“The anti social behaviour on the Clonburris land has a negative impact on the local communities of Bawnogue and Balgaddy. It is also unacceptable to see horses treated in the way they are at this location.

“All iof us have a role to play in tackling this problem, Council officials, politicians and the Gardaí. The more coordinated we are in our approach the more successful we will be.” 

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