Special meeting on anti-social behaviour in Bundoran

Members of Bundoran Town Council are to meet with gardaí, local residents, and officials from Donegal County Council and the HSE tomorrow morning regarding alleged ongoing anti-social behaviour in the Ross Road area of Bundoran.

Members of Bundoran Town Council are to meet with gardaí, local residents, and officials from Donegal County Council and the HSE tomorrow morning regarding alleged ongoing anti-social behaviour in the Ross Road area of Bundoran.

At today’s monthly meeting of Bundoran Town Council, Cllr. Diarmaid Doherty raised the issue, as he had done at a number of meetings previously.

He said: “There’s been an illegal halting site there for six months now and, unfortunately, there’s a lot of anti-social behaviour taking place there.

“A lot of residents have complained to me that they’ve had to re-route their trips home, they don’t feel safe going up there at night.

“There’s also an issue with young children running out from caravans and people are afraid that there’s going to be an accident up on that road.

“There was a serious incident about a fortnight ago - there were guards and ambulances - when a stabbing took place.

“Today, there’s a caravan at the side of the road and people were demolishing it, tearing lumps out of it, less than an hour ago.”

Council Chairman Philip McGlynn replied: “We agreed at our last meeting that we would get all the agencies together to deal with this. The residents up there have had a terrible time of it over the last six months, there’s no doubt about it.

Town Manager Garry Martin added: “It’s a hugely complex problem affecting many areas apart from Bundoran and Donegal. Numerous statutory bodies have been trying to resolve it for many years. In Donegal, the County Council has been leading the effort to get this type of problem resolved, in conjunction with the gardaí and other agencies.”

The meeting, which will take place at the Donegal Public Services Centre, Drumlonagher at 9.30am is not open to the public.