Council is set to take legal action over mobile homes parked in Naas

Mobile homes near the roundabout on the Naas ring road.
Legal action may be taken against people who have parked mobile home-type vehicles off the Kilcullen road-Newbridge Road ring road.

Legal action may be taken against people who have parked mobile home-type vehicles off the Kilcullen road-Newbridge Road ring road.

Up to six vehicles are positioned on a small piece of unused roadway, off the main ring road in Naas.

Acting Town Clerk Mary McCarthy said the authority is seeking legal advice after notices were served demanding that those living there leave the area.

Cllr. Seamie Moore said that there are a number of what he termed “illegal halting sites” in the Naas area.

He alleged that people have made allegations about verbal abuse, threatening dogs and in at least one case men with no clothing.

He urged that a fence be erected.

“Naas is becoming a cluster of illegal halting sites,” he claimed.

Cllr. Darren Scully said: “If you park illegally you will get a ticket.” Cllr. Willie Callaghan said if dogs chased people in a housing area “the dog warden would be up.

However a Traveller at the site told the Leader nobody had been verbally abused by people there or that dogs had chased passers-by. He also said he has a young daughter with serious heart condition who needs to live near a hospital and children living there attend two local schools.

He said he would prefer to be housed. Kildare County Council George Perry sees legal action as a last resort against the owner of a mobile home at the old swimming pool site though he said the sale of the site has not been deferred because of the mobile home.

The council was reductant to go into the details of the case but there were indications that if a local authority house becomes available then this could provide a solution.

However, Cllr. Seamie Moore said that there are some 600 people already seeking a house in Naas.