Following an apparent rise in anti-social behaviour, Workers’ Party representative in Palmerstown-Fonthill David Gardiner has called for parents to keep a close eye on their children over the winter months.

Gardiner said:
“Many residents are complaining of increased anti-social behaviour in Palmerstown. This has ranged from groups shouting abuse at people and egging houses, to more serious stuff like threatening assault and robbing from cars.”

“Without wanting to tar all young people with the same brush, it seems to be teenagers engaging in this. Obviously kids are going to be outside more during their mid-term break, but there can be no excusing anti-social behaviour.”

He continued:
“I’d ask parents to make sure that they can account for where their children are and what they’re doing, especially given the COVID restrictions on large groups meeting up.”

Concluding, Gardiner said:
“If you find yourself the victim of this anti-social behaviour, ring Ronanstown or Ballyfermot Garda Station on (01) 666 7700 and (01) 666 7200 respectively.”