The Government has agreed to consider proposals to double the maximum sentence possible for possession of knives in a public place.
Fianna Fáil's Justice Spokesperson fears Gardaí will not be able to tackle knife crime effectively due to a lack of data on the issue.
A new government crackdown launched in the wake of the UK’s knife crime “epidemic” will target gangs, drugs and ban “zombie blades”, writes Peter Traynor.
London has seen a wave of knife attacks in recent weeks.
Families of homicide victims are calling for mandatory sentences for unlawful possession of knives after an almost 60% jump in knife murders last year.
Nine people have been hurt after at least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China.
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