'I've witnessed elderly people being intimidated at ATMs,' says Carlow councillor

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"I've witnessed elderly people being intimidated at ATMs," Cllr Fintan Phelan has said. 

He raised the issue at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council as members discussed Bye-Laws they enacted in 2018 to tackle the "professional and aggressive begging" that has become a regular feature in the town. 

Cllr Phelan said he had witnessed elderly people being intimidated by aggressive beggars in Carlow Town. 

In response, Cllr Adrienne Wallace said: "That's by gangs."