Concerned parent raises anti-social concerns

A CALL has been made to secure a site on the Port Road in Letterkenny following reports of concerning anti-social behaviour.

This comes after the Donegal News was contacted by a concerned parent who claimed they witnessed up to 100 “youngsters” visiting the old council office on the Port Road which they described as being a “drug den”.

With the teens allegedly gaining entry to the site via the Old Bacon Factory Road, the concerned parent spoke of a recent party at the premises where the window of a digger had allegedly been smashed causing significant damage.


Youths no older than 14-years-old have also reportedly been seen 70ft from the ground, walking on an asbestos roof.

With the new school year now in full flow, school children have also been observed scheming school to congregate at this premises.

The report of the anti-social behaviour has prompted Councillor Gerry McMonagle to call on the owners to ensure the site is better secured.

“I would just like to get the message out there to young people that it is not a place they should be congregating, especially not during school days.

“And they certainly shouldn’t be climbing on any of the roofs which are unstable,” he said.

With residents and business owners in the area expressing their concern, Cllr McMonagle has advised youths to stay away, to attend school and not to be congregating in numbers in what is potentially a dangerous place to be.

“It is an issue that is out there and it is an accident waiting to happen. You would rather be safe than be sorry,” he said.


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