Dublin communities living with ‘very sinister reality’ of gangland crime, says Mary Lou McDonald

Dublin communities living with ‘very sinister reality’ of gangland crime, says Mary Lou McDonald

Update 1.45pm: Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald is calling on the Taoiseach to evaluate the Government's approach to dealing with organised crime in Dublin.

Deputy Lou McDonald says people at the highest levels of the Government and the Gardaí need to take action to prevent further deaths.

“For people in charge, for An Garda Siochána, for the commissioner, for the Taoiseach, for the Minister for Justice – what are they saying now to the community of the north inner city?” she said.

“What are they saying to the community of Clondalkin, and other places that are directly hit by this, for whom this isn’t a news story, this is a reality, and a very sinister reality that continues to unfold all around them.”

Dublin communities living with ‘very sinister reality’ of gangland crime, says Mary Lou McDonald

Earlier:

The Archbishop of Dublin has called for an end to violence following the latest gangland shooting in the city.

It comes after a 62-year-old man, named locally as Noel Kirwan, was targeted by a lone gunman shortly after he pulled into the driveway of a house in the Ronanstown area of Dublin just after 5pm as his partner looked on.

He was hit by several bullets fired into the driver's side of the Ford Mondeo.

He is believed to be the latest victim of the feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says the violence must stop:

"This is all about interference in a multi-million euro business of death - the drugs business," he said.

"The ones who are calling these killings from comfortable places - they don't care about the people who are being killed, and they care less about the young people they drag every day into the world of drugs."


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