Hope Expressed New Anti-Social Behaviour Taskforce Can Deal With Issue

Hope has been expressed that a new task force, which will have responsibility for dealing with anti-social behaviour by Council tenants, will be successful in dealing with the issue.

The unit is being established in the wake of a significant increase in the number of complaints received by Clare County Council.


Clare County Council received 139 complaints of anti-social behaviour by its tenants throughout 2019, but so far this year that number has already jumped to 220.

The matter was raised at this week’s Council meeting, during which local representatives spoke of being inundated with calls about problems in each of their areas, across the county.

The Council has now committed to providing increased funding for its Housing Department and CEO Pat Dowling has said planning is underway for a new “unit” to address the matter.

Sinn Féin Councillor Donna Mc Gettigan has told Clare FM’s Morning Focus of one incident where residents were at their wits end over the actions of their ‘neighbour from hell.’

The Chair of the Council’s Housing Committee has called for resources to be put in place so that residents with issue can lodge complaints seven days a week.

Independent Councillor Gerry Flynn says that while only a small number of tenants are at fault here, it’s vital that the issues are addressed and solved.