Mother fears Barrack Street needle scourge

A CONCERNED Dundalk mother has told the Democrat that she fears for the health of her children who have to run an assault course of discarded needles on their way to school.

A CONCERNED Dundalk mother has told the Democrat that she fears for the health of her children who have to run an assault course of discarded needles on their way to school.

The Barrack Street based mother, who didnt’ wish to be named for risk of reprisal, said that her children came home and told her of lethal needles that have been discarded in the area of Barrack Street.

Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat the concerned mum said: “There are junkies in the area who are using and discarding needles in plain sight of children. I had to go and kick needles into the gutter. It’s desperate.

“We are scared to confront these people. I want someone, gardaí or the council to do something about this.”

The nearby Ard Dealgan on Quay Street had become something of mecca for drugs addicts in recents months, yet following a Dundalk Democrat report, the apartment block was bricked up.