Originally Posted by Percyxoxo
Can I ask if you live in Donabat? I am hoping to move there shortly and now I am having a really bad feeling with all this news of anti social behaviour and news of huge developments planned and not much infrastructure. I really worry I won't be able to leave my house after 7pm or so for fear of this kind of anti social behaviour? Thanks
I’ve lived in Donabate for 12 years. It’s a lovely area. We live a in a flat and have a young child so have been on the lookout for a house. It’s hard to know what the future holds for the area. We are in two minds as to whether to look elsewhere to settle. It is a great area as things stand but there is a huge amount of development planned and I’m sure there are going to on-going issues with lack of infrastructure over the next 10 years or so, so it’s a tough call. Re the anti social behaviour, there have been issues over the last year in particular. Personally I’d say it’s a small number of kids involved who are very brazen. A lot of organised fights over the summer, egging cars and houses etc. Personally I’ve never had any issue with any of the kids in the area and most of them seem grand. Thing is there are a huge amount of teenagers around and you’ll always get a few who are cocky and take things too far. Not a reflection on the area as such just demographics in my opinion. Can’t see it getting any better with the scale of development planned though. On the other hand you have lovely beaches, Newbridge Park and a really nice community that’s always working to keep the area nice.