A Portlaoise Town Councillor has asked the council and local guards to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that the recent anti-social behaviour in Fairgreen is not repeated.
Cllr Jerry Lodge said that 99.9% of those living in the estate were top class people, but anti-social behaviour had erupted in the estate every now and again.
“It’s a violent type of carry on. Letting agents will let out houses to anyone, they are not vetting people.
“They have no loyalty to the town and don’t care as long as an income in coming in,” he said.
Cllr Lodge continued: “Anti-socail behaviour is becoming much more prevalent. What will life be like in town if we don’t do something about it now,” he questioned.
The town clerk, Pamela Tynan, said a letter had been sent to the guards.
Cllr Willie Aird said he had witness what was happening.
“It’s violent scenes,” he said.
Cllr Aird said there was a hold up in Garda vetting, but people were entitled to know who was moving in beside them.
While Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald expressed sympathy for those who lived nearby.
“We are handing out rent allowance hand over fist. I feel sorry for people beside these people who are trying to bring up thier kids in a safe environment.