Coneyboro’s Garda foot patrols will increase in aftermath of murder

The scene of the recent shooting in Coneyboro, Athy. Photo: R Redmond
Gardai are to increase their presence in Athy’s Coneyboro estate following a meeting with local residents.

Gardai are to increase their presence in Athy’s Coneyboro estate following a meeting with local residents.

The meeting, which took place last Thursday, April 18, was held following the shooting dead of a young man in the estate the previous week.

Two local Gardai joined more than 50 residents to discuss policing in the area.

And they pledged to increase the footpatrols in the estate over the coming weeks and moths, as well as attending local residents association meetings.

Local councillor Thomas Redmond, who is also a resident of Coneyboro, says people are breathing a lot easier now that Gardai have made arrests in relation to the killing.

“They see it as an isolated incident,” he explained.

“Gardai say they’ll increase their presence there, and hopefully that’ll be the end of it.”

A meeting of the Neighbourhood Watch will take place on May 6 at the local creche at the same time as the resident’s association meeting.

“It was felt there was no need to have another grouping in the estate,” Cllr. Redmond explained.

And Gardai have said they will attend residents association meetings as well.