Superintendent says ‘active’ Garda presence in St. Joseph’s Terrace

The acting Chief Superintendent in Sligo says that all efforts will be made to support residents at St. Joseph’s Terrace in Sligo town and meet with them in a discreet manner if necessary.

The issue of intimidation of local residents in that estate was raised at the Sligo Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday.

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris McManus said that concerning levels of anti-social behaviour continue there and have been a problem for 20 years.

The acting Chief Superintendent Mary Murray said that there is an active Garda presence not only in this area but in many estates and areas where such problems arise.

She said that Gardai have been working on the ground with local representatives on the issue and that more patrols and units have been made available when needed.

However, Councillor McManus said residents are afraid to speak up and he called for a ‘multi-agency community safety taskforce to be initiated to cover St. Joseph’s Terrace and surrounding areas’: