RISING CONCERN OVER PUBLIC DRINKING IN MONAGHAN TOWN

22 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Concern over public drinking and related anti-social behaviour problems at a number of locations in Monaghan Town has risen over the past week. Complaints in relation to people congregating on steps near the Mall Road that serve as a shortcut for residents from the Pound Hill and Killygoan areas has prompted the erection in the area by the Monaghan Municipal District of signs highlighting the bye-laws prohibiting public drinking in the town and the fines that can be imposed for a breach.

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher told the Northern Standard yesterday that he had conveyed the public’s concerns over this behaviour to the local authority and the Gardaí. Welcoming the erection of the signs on either end of the steps, Senator Gallagher stated: “There have been issues for some time now for members of the public using these steps, which are a short-cut for…

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