A Foxford councillor claims that "all hell broke loose" last Sunday night during an incident at the Sliabh Rua housing estate in the town.

At this week's meeting of the Claremorris / Swinford Municipal District, FG Councillor Neil Cruise requested that standing orders be suspended to discuss the anti-social behaviour.

He outlined that an incident took place at one house in the estate, which was purpose-built for a family who have children with special needs.

Councillor Cruise said his sympathy lies with the children of the house who were distressed by what went on, as well as other residents in the estate who were kept awake until the early hours of the morning, with cars being driven at high speed through the estate, windows of vehicles smashed and criminal damage caused to trees and other common areas.

Councillors were told at this week's meeting that the Gardai are investigating the alleged incident, while Mayo County Council's anti-social behaviour strategy is also being implemented.

However, Councillor Cruise insists he will be raising the matter again next week at the full meeting of Mayo County Council, as well as at the Housing SPC.

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