Last week the Leitrim Observer ran a front page story on the ‘Surge in public disorder’ according to factual accounts from An Garda Síochána.
The article outlined a number of public order offences which occurred in the county town over the past few weeks, as well as an appeal from Gardai seeking witnesses in relation to an assault.
The Carrick-on-Shannon Gardai also appealed for patrons to be respectful over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The Carrick Chamber of Commerce were contacted, but they declined to comment.
Following on from the story and various reports received by the paper about weekend antics in the town, we asked the public to tell us about their positive and negative experiences of Carrick-on-Shannon.
A week on, the Leitrim Observer has surprisingly received no reports, positive or negative, about the town, but we did receive a comment on Facebook, calling the paper “Gutter Press” and outlining no mention of the “hundreds of happy people that come to the town to socialise.”
The paper is repeating the call for all sectors of society to put forward their experiences of the town.