Senator Keaveney slams controversial Mosquito device

Senator Cecilia Keaveney says Donegal business owners using the so called Mosquito device are abusing the human rights of the young.

The device emits a high pitched sound which can only be heard by young people and has been used in a number of town's in Donegal to deter young people from congregating.

A report on the prohibition of the Mosquito device in public places is to come before the Council of Europe today.

Senator Cecilia Keaveney is President of Youth and Sport Committee of the Council of Europe.

She says the device effectively treats all youngsters as 'offenders' or 'pests' and as such its use is a serious abuse of human rights.

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