THERE is widespread anger after youths smashed up parts of Tala Village Square over the weekend.

Most of the damage was caused by setting-off firecrackers – with extensive damage to the toilets in the churchyard, where the washbasin and toilet bowl were smashed, along with the handrails and paper towel dispensers.

Youths kept much of the district awake over the Easter weekend setting off firecrackers into the early hours.

Damage is estimated at €2,000. Police are investigating.