Moynihan Slams Further Vandalism At Hermitage Park

Shane Moynihan Park Lucan

Councillor for Palmerstown-Fonthill, Shane Moynihan, has condemned the anti-social behaviour which has been taking place at Hermitage Park and near St Loman’s Road in recent weeks. Cllr Moynihan said “ I have been distressed in recent weeks at reports of serious and dangerous anti-social behaviour taking place at Hermitage Park. Stones are being thrown from the park at oncoming vehicles and passers-by. This has resulted in serious damage and injury in some cases.”

Cllr Moynihan has contacted South Dublin County Council and requested that a gravel path which is currently near the entrance be resurfaced with tarmac. It is believed that this trail is the source of the stones being thrown. Pictures on social media in recent days have shown car windows smashed as a result of the activity. Cllr Moynihan added: “Restrictions are tough for everyone without people’s safety being brought into question as well. People have the right to travel and walk without being harmed or in fear of being harmed. Safe streets should not be a privilege – they should be the norm.” john]“This behaviour is distressing for residents and motorists in the area. I will be raising the need for increased vigilance in Hermitage Park, especially in light of the damage done to the playground last November.”

Sarah Brooks

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