Begging and graffiti need tackling

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsBegging and graffiti need tacklingBy admin – May 10, 2010 684 Facebook Twitter THE numbers of people begging on city centre streets are growing and the issue is one that is causing increasing concern to Limerick’s business sector.Another bone of contention is the painting of graffiti on the walls of business premises.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a deputation of Limerick traders took their concerns to City Hall about the critical decline  of footfall in the city and other factors that ere adversely impacting on the city’s ability to attract shoppers and compete effectively with the suburban retail  parks, one of the negative factors they called on City Hall to take action on, was the harassment that shoppers are subjected to by people begging on  the streets.When the issue was again recently raised at a meeting of Limerick City Council, the director of services, Caroline Curley, said that legislation is currently going through the Dail to tighten up on the law in relation to begging.“We will wait for this legislation to go through before we change our bye laws in relation to begging and in relation to graffiti – this is a problem. “It is against the law but we are reliant on the Garda Siochana to catch the culprits”. Linkedincenter_img Print Previous articleLeinster to host Munster in Magners semi finalNext article‘The Truth About Travellers’ in Rathkeale – tonight on TV3 admin WhatsApp Emaillast_img

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