ASBO threatens local bus service

By Dan Walsh

There was outright condemnation of anti-social behaviour that is threatening the future of local bus services and Gardaí are investigating a recent incident on the Enniscorthy to Bunclody route, members heard at today’s (Monday) monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council held in the Presentation Centre Chamber.

The matter was raised by Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan who complained of anti-social behaviour on the Local Link bus where the driver and other passengers were threatened by alcohol fuelled passengers on the Enniscorthy to Bunclody route. She wondered what can be done and concluded “People need to be safe.”

Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy said those involved were not children or teenagers “but adults on holidays for the Christmas season.” She feared that the public service could be discontinued if this doesn’t stop, and the driver should not be doing their job in fear.

District Manager Ger Mackey said that anti-social behaviour is a big issue. He said that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and the Council is meeting with the Gardaí to help stamp it out. “It needs to be nipped in the bud,” he concluded.

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