Hello, I will try and make a long story short. Last Tuesday morning my 75 year old mother was physically assaulted by a neighbour (male, in his early sixties) as she walked to the shops. He punched her hard in the upper arm for no apparent reason. This same individual has been intimidating and harassing her every time she crosses his path (again for no apparent reason) since he moved into the neighbourhood about nine years ago. A few years back she sent him a solicitors letter to try and stop the harassment. On the morning in question, after the assault, my mother reported the incident to the gardai. Almost a week later she has heard nothing. After calling them again this morning, she was told that the garda dealing with her complaint is away so won't be able to deal with it until she comes back next week. Can this possibly be correct? I thought that an incident of this nature would at least be treated with a degree of urgency...a physical assault on an elderly woman. My mother is a widow living on her own and is now concerned for her safety every time she leaves the house. I would appreciate any advice on how to move forward with this. We are considering taking this individual to court, but are worried about the effect the stress would have on my mother at her age.
I will wait thank you. Is it possible to give me an approximate idea of how long it will take.
Hi Wendy, I would also like to make sure that the expert is an expert in Irish Law, as this is the category under which I sent my original question.
Can you please tell me how long more I will have to wait for an answer to the question that I submitted last Saturday. I was under the impression from the comments on your site that you had experts online 24 hours. Considering the nature of my question, I am extremely disappointed in the lack of response to my query so far.
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