anti social behaviour

  • Irish Rail has received several complaints of harassment and abuse towards passengers on the Dublin-Westport railway line.

    A schoolgirl claims she was threatened with 'sexual punishments' by drunk men.

    This is among 40 complaints of antisocial behaviour on the line in 2018.

    Irish Rail says there were nearly 600-thousand journeys on this route last year and the limited number of complaints were 'regrettable.'

    Fianna Fáil's transport spokesman, Sligo based Marc MacSharry, says this behaviour cannot be tolerated.

  • Locals in Belmullet have been voicing their anger and disappointment at the state the Tidal Pool was left in after Bank Holiday Monday.

    Images emerged on social media which showed broken beer bottles, big bags of empty cans and cardboard boxes, plastic rubbish, towels and underwear left after a group at the Belmullet Tidal Pool.

    This occurred just hours after a major clean-up operation by the committee who say they are very disappointed with the actions of some.

    Michelle Healy of the Belmullet Tidal Pool Committee says it's a fantastic amenity to have in the area and is reminding people that there should be no alcohol consumed at the pool.


    The June meeting of Castlebar Municipal District is set to be held in the green area of a housing estate in the county town, in an effort to address the frustration of residents and councillors trying to get action on anti social behaviour by a family in the estate.

    The idea was proposed by Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne and was unanimously supported at the monthly meeting of the authority earlier this week.

    The family in question has been housed by Mayo County Council in the estate, and the local authority owns the house. Shouting, loud music and drinking continuously emanates from the house, spilling out into the neighbourhood, and despite the gardai being called on numerous occasions and Mayo County Council advising the residents to change their behaviour, the problem continues.

    Councillors are demanding that Mayo County Council as the landlord in this case, take appropriate action and end the nightmare for many elderly residents and families,  in this Castlebar housing estate.

    Cllr Kilcoyne has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley why Mayo County Council must address the anti social behaviour of its tenants in this case...