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Legislation to deal with noisy neighbours being proposed

Tia Clarke

Reporter:

Tia Clarke

Email:

tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Legislation to deal with noisy neighbours being proposed

New legislation is currently being proposed to help people to deal their noisy neighbours. 

However, in order to lodge the complaint, a person will have to provide their own name, which could potentially lead to some awkward changes with neighbours. 

Fianna Fáil TD John Curran for Dublin mid-west spoke to The Irish Examiner yesterday and said: "People are afraid to do it because they are afraid of the neighbours. And the change I’m proposing is that a third party should be able to make a complaint. 

"I see no reason why I shouldn’t be able to make a complaint on behalf of constituents. But it doesn’t have to be restricted to public reps. There’s no reason that a garda couldn’t make a complaint to the RTB or another third-party."