ACTION SOUGHT TO COUNTERACT PUBLIC DRINKING INCIDENTS IN ST DAVNET'S HOSPITAL GROUNDS

10 February 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A call was made at Tuesday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Joint Policing Committee for concerted Garda action to counteract the practice of public drinking in the grounds of the St Davnet’s Psychiatric Hospital in Monaghan Town.
Community Forum representative Gavin Shipley referred to the recent vandalism of a church in the St Davnet’s grounds, and said he had noted from Press reports of the incident a reference that there were five different drinking dens around the area.
Mr Shipley said that if this were the case, and the matter was common knowledge, he wondered why the Gardai on a temporary basis did not have a concentration of resources in the area, and operate a “pincer movement” to apprehend, arrest, charge and prosecute these people, in order to send out a message that there would be zero tolerance of this type of behaviour.
Mr Shipley believed that if this action were taken then the word would spread. Those people engaging in the activity who were under 18 were very impressionable, and he believed that the work would spread through social networking.
Pointing out that he wasn’t necessarily linking the incident at the church to public drinking in …

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