#GE20: Stanley Statement on Mountrath Situation
Firm and Swift action needed to deal with lockdown in Mountrath- Stanley.
Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley is calling for firm and swift action to be taken to deal with the lockdown of Mountrath. He said “As a native of Mountrath I am very concerned about the way the people of the town have been held to ransom for the past 2 weeks. During this time people have felt intimidated in the area and businesses have had to close their doors. People in the Shannon Road area in particular have been affected.
I have been in contact with the Management of Laois County Council throughout the past fortnight and also with senior Gardai, and asked that they use all the powers available to them to deal with this situation.
Council Management informed me this morning that the next step in this process is to seek a court injunction to have the unauthorised dwellings removed, as the required 2 weeks notice expires this week.
This siege has to be lifted immediately.