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Greystones Marina Pier Closed Over Anti-Social Behaviour

29th June 2017
The north pier, which borders the marina, was closed to public access by the harbour master over fears of escalating anti-social activity The north pier, which borders the marina, was closed to public access by the harbour master over fears of escalating anti-social activity Photo: Greystones Harbour Marina

#Greystones - Greystones’ harbour master has closed access to the north pier in the North Wicklow town over worsening anti-social behaviour — including assaults on two harbour staff.

Alan Corr told the Wicklow Times this week that sustained anti-social activity by youths — such as drinking and dangerous diving into the adjacent Greystones Harbour Marina — has risen in recent months, and he expects it to only worsen over the school holidays.

“Just this week we have seen juveniles swinging from lifebelts and throwing them into the marina,” said Corr, who adds that he was knocked to the ground in an altercation with some of the youths.

Local officials were set to meet with harbour staff this past Tuesday (27 June) to discuss the future of public access to the amenity.

Councillor Derek Mitchell said he was “hopeful that a policing solution can be found”.

Published in Greystones Harbour
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