27/09/2012

Colleges Urged To Act On Anti-Social Students

Calls have been made for colleges in Ireland to expel students convicted of making local residents lives hell through repeated anti-social behaviour.

The demand came as one college - University College Cork (UCC) - has asked 4,000 first year students to sign a 'pledge of honour' in a bid to crackdown on rowdy or drunken behaviour during fresher's week, with virtually all first years accepting it.

Gardai confirmed earlier this week that they will mount special patrols to crackdown on anti-social behaviour by students nationwide following a flood of complaints from local residents.

Residents in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick all complained about students whose loutish behaviour and house parties have made their lives a misery. In Cork, residents admitted they were being left prisoners in their own homes by the behaviour of some students during college festivals such as rag week.

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