Asbos sought against eight women

Limerick gardaí are seeking antisocial behaviour orders against eight women alleged to be involved in prostitution in the city.

It is the first time gardaí have taken this approach to tackle the issue of prostitution on the streets of Limerick.

The application, at Limerick District Court yesterday, was made in respect of eight women, most of whom are from Romania.

The women are accused of breaching Garda warning notices where they were asked to move from the Catherine St and Upper Cecil St areas of the city centre.

Gardaí are now seeking antisocial behaviour orders, which, if successful, could compel the women to stay away from certain areas for up to two years.

The application was adjourned at Limerick District Court until Sept 26 to allow for disclosure of documents to the defence.


© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Trump defends monuments to pro-slavery Confederacy

Shane Ross: No funding until OCI reforms

16 Roses book their place in live TV final

Rio report reveals ‘rotten OCI culture’, says Sports Minister


Breaking Stories

Anger as homeless cousins removed from Phoenix Park

Man in critical condition in hospital after being found with 'significant' injuries in Bray

Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach

Gangland shooting victims hit multiple times as intended target fled, gardaí say

Lifestyle

Classical Review: Ensemble Marsyas

Album Review: Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

The greatest journey: Voyager's mission is coming to an end

Digital distraction: Are smartphones dumbing down students?

More From The Irish Examiner