Business owners welcome use of ASBOs in Dublin

Business owners welcome use of ASBOs in Dublin

Business owners in the capital are welcoming the latest Anti Social Behaviour Order.

The order was imposed on a 19-year-old in Dublin District Court yesterday - banning him from entering parts of the city centre for two years.

The court heard the anti-social behaviour problem on Dublin’s O’Connell Street is "out of control" while a "fear factor" is damaging business and putting people off going there.

Chief Executive of the Dublin City Business Improvement District, Richard Guiney, said ASBOs are working.

"Last week, a guy who had breached his ABSO was sent to jail for the breach," he said.

"When we cisited a drug rehabilitation centre last year, we actually met a guy who had gone in to seek help for his drug problems because he was serbved with an ASBO warning … so they do work."


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