News

Concerns About Large Groups Of Teenagers Gathering In Ballyfermot


Share this article


There are calls for more gardai in Ballyfermot.

Ten more have been promised for the area before the end of the year but locals say a lot more are needed.

It comes as concerns are raised about a large number of young people gathering outside the shops on Ballyfermot Road after 9pm and playing music on boomboxes.

Locals say up to 50 can gather at anyone time - particularly in the nice weather - and it's quite intimidating.

Cllr Vincent Jackson lives in the area. He said: ‘Over the last few months we’ve seen a problem in Ballyfermot with very large groups of young people congregating around the shops on Ballyfermot Road. They’re can be 30 and up to 50 at times and they are making a nuisance on the traders and the people who live in the general vicinity. We don’t see an adequate response from the gardai.’

Cllr Daithi Doolin says more resources are needed in Ballyfermot and he wants a meeting with the Justice Minister.

He said: ‘The people of Ballyfermot deserve a proper police service like those in Foxrock or Blackrock or any other part of Dublin. The Justice Minister needs to meet with local reps and councillors to see the crisis that is in Ballyfermot. It’s under resourced.’


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

07:00-09:00

Share

Up next

Now That's What I Call Sport with Jamie Moore

Now That's What I Call Sport with Jamie Moore

09:00-10:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Shane Staunton

The Sound of the City with Shane Staunton

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

12:00-15:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Denis Vavasour

The Sound of the City with Denis Vavasour

15:00-18:00

Share

98FM's Dublin Top 40 with Paul Bonass

98FM's Dublin Top 40 with Paul Bonass

18:00-21:00

Share

Totally Irish with John Barker

Totally Irish with John Barker

21:00-23:00

Share

The Sound of the City

The Sound of the City

00:00-06:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on