Sharon Clancy, a 27-year-old mother of two, said the time has come for the people of Limerick to speak out and not leave the problem to politicians.
Sharon, a native of Murroe, has organised a public meeting to take place outside Limerick City Hall at 2pm on Saturday.
She said: “I want all concerned citizens, young and old to come along to show their solidarity with the people of Moyross who are trying to cope with anti social behaviour. We want to send out a strong message that this anti-social behaviour has to stop. It is our community and we want to improve it.”
Sharon said the events of the past week in Moyross had prompted her to initiate some action to give the ordinary law abiding people of Limerick a voice.
She said: “We cannot allow what has happened to those two little children to be forgotten. If we do, others will be hurt. It is now time to say ‘stop’. The thought that something like this has happened two little children. It is unbelievable. It is a horrific situation and the situation should not have come to this level where something like this can happen.”
She believes people power has to be engaged.
Sharon said: “If people don’t stand up it will be ignored. Politicians will say something has to be done, but then the next big drama occurs and they move on to that.”
Things, she said, won’t change until people insist they change.
She said: “The gardaí cannot do it on their own and the government can’t solve it on their own. It will take the gardaí, the government and the people to solve this. I have invited local politicians to come along on Saturday.”