Fianna Fáil councillor Tommy Reilly has called on all local and national politicians to put aside party political differences and unite in a bid to bring an end to violent incidents on the streets of Navan.

And the veteran politician told Meath Live that he believes the brawl between two members of the public and two builders on Wednesday afternoon was the straw that broke the camels back in terms of public opinion.

He said, ‘ Peadar Toibin has called a public meeting for the Newgrange on September 25th and while he is a bit  late to the party I would urge all politicians no matter who they represent to attend and back his call to reclaim the streets.

‘From what people are telling me they have had enough, enough of the violence an more than enough of the bad image being portrayed of the town and as elected representatives we have to act on their  behalf.’