A group from the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP), Cavan/Meath branch confronted a number of local teenagers in the Magdalene Court housing estate in Kells last Wednesday night.

It appears the vigilantes had been called in by residents who were fed up with constant anti-social behaviour by the youngsters.

In a statement on its Facebook page the IRSP branch declared, ‘

Tonite, (sic), some of our members were in Kells co. Meath at the request of multiple members of the community who asked us to show a presence in certain areas that have been subjected to anti-social behaviour recently.
Gangs of teens have been terrorising the area, attacking passers-by, breaking windows in houses and shooting fireworks at elderly people.
This behaviour will not be tolerated in working-class community’s while we are active.
We spoke to a number of residents who thanked us for not abandoning them and they even came out and applauded us as we confronted the culprits and forced them to disperse from the area.
Our pictures show some of the group at the entrance to the estate and there will be more on this throughout the day.