MONAGHAN TOWN CENTRE ASSAULTS MUST BE DEALT WITH BY GARDAÍ, SEAMUS TREANOR SAYS

3 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Independent Councillor Seamus Treanor has called on the authorities to respond to the problem of anti-social behaviour and what he said were unprovoked assaults recently in the centre of Monaghan town. He described two entries or laneways leading off Dublin Street as “hell-holes” at a recent meeting of Monaghan Municipal District. He also said a number of people raised the issue with him on the doorstep during the local elections canvass.

In a statement to The Northern Standard, Cllr Treanor described the first entry as being between a jewellery shop and a unoccupied building in The Diamond. Two fires occurred in this entry, one before Christmas and one after Christmas, allegedly arising from anti-social behaviour. Cllr Treanor claimed that “thugs congregate in this entry on a regular basis.” The second entry in Dublin St is between a phone shop and an unoccupied public house. This entry leads down to the main car park and has been…

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