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Poll: Should parents be fined over their children's anti-social behaviour?

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea has suggested such a measure.

Willie O'Dea says parents have a huge responsibility
Willie O'Dea says parents have a huge responsibility
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PARENTS SHOULD PAY the price for their children’s anti-social behaviour, Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea has said.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent, he said that parents have a “huge role” to play if their children are engaging in anti-social behaviour and they should be “forced to act when they otherwise don’t”.

He said: “They should be penalised in some shape or form, either through fines or having their social welfare stopped.”

The article also highlights how anti-social behaviour is a particular problem on some sections of the Luas green line in south Dublin. 

So, what do you think? Should parents be fined over their children’s anti-social behaviour?

Poll Results:

Yes (13312)
No (1559)
Not sure (743)

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