Residents from north Clondalkin protest at the Dublin County Council planning office at the lack of social and community facilities in the area.

The residents claim that the lack of amenities and services in Neilstown is adding to the problems the area faces.

Neilstown and other areas of north Clondalkin have been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. A number of attacks have taken place by a small number of trouble makers against Gardaí and firemen. Residents claim that a lack of proper facilities in the area contributes to the problems of anti-social behaviour causing hardship for people living in the area.

The almost complete absence of amenities in the Neilstown area led to the protest at the Dublin County Council planning office. Protesters want to ensure that the multi-million pound shopping centre earmarked for Quarryvale in north Clondalkin goes ahead.

Grace Wills of North Clondalkin Development Association explains how a housewife from the area must take a bus to either Tallaght or Ballyfermot to do their week's shopping.

North Clondalkin resident Eileen Maher says that the area really needs a supermarket.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 December 1991. The reporter is Lorraine Smith.