Claimed cars were damaged during mass in Lyreacrompane

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It’s been claimed cars were damaged during mass in Lyreacrompane earlier this year.

Kerry County Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae made the claim at the recent Joint Policing Committee meeting, when putting queries to members of An Garda Siochana in the county.

Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae believes there’s a lack of garda visibility in the county, particularly in rural areas such as Lyreacrompane.

He claims that, during the summer, a parishioner had to stay outside weekend mass there due to cars being damaged while mass was being said.

The independent councillor said there’s a lack of fear on behalf of offenders due to a perceived lack of garda visibility, and he’s called for more members to be stationed across the county.

He added that it’s a sad indictment of society if parishioners cannot attend mass without fear of their cars being damaged in the meantime.

Sean Roche, representing a number of community groups in South Kerry, also spoke; he asked the chief superintendent if it’s possible for garda patrol cars to travel through rural areas more often, especially over the winter months.