Longford councillor condemns disturbance by funeral mourners

A Longford councillor is condemning the action of some mourners at a funeral in Longford today who caused commotion in the Ballyminion area near the Athlone road.

Councillor Mae Sexton says she was inundated with calls from angry people who said they had to turn back out of the area this morning after coming across some of the funeral cortege doing donuts on the roads at Ballyminion and setting a car on fire.

It’s understood that members of two special units from the gardai were in the area today including the Armed Response Unit.

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The Independent councillor says she wants to know why the gardai couldn’t do more to prevent this kind of behaviour today.