21 March 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The question of whether public intoxication caused by alcohol or illegal drugs was on the rise in Monaghan Town was raised at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Town Council, when several members cited incidences of witnessing disruptive public behaviour by individuals “under the influence”.

The issue was brought up by Fianna Fáil’s Robbie Gallagher who said that on the town’s North Road near the branch library recently he had recently seen five or six young men under the influence and people had to walk on the public road to avoid them. He had also come across a similar incident in Glaslough Street, and such occurrences could be intimidating and scary for people.

Colr Gallagher advised anyone who came across such incidents to ring the Gardaí immediately, as he had done. While he would like to think such things were a one-off, he was somewhat concerned to have come across two such incidents in a week.

“Perhaps those engaged in this behaviour are not …

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