Dublin's new Lord Mayor has offered to make the Mansion House available for mediation talks in the city’s ongoing gangland feud.
Up to 18 people have died as a result of a criminal dispute, with much of the violence played out in newly installed Lord Mayor Nial Ring's north inner city constituency.
The independent councillor said he is a qualified mediator and has made it known that he is available to both sides.
He said he would not be afraid to speak to the criminals involved.
Mr Ring said: “Absolutely not, I mean anything I can do as Lord Mayor to help solve this particular problem and this particular feud, I would be delighted to do,” he said.
“I think it would be incumbent upon me to make the house available.”