26/05/2016

Tánaiste Condemns Dublin Shootings

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has issued a statement condemning the recent shootings in Dublin.

"This latest outrageous attack on law and order is unacceptable. I utterly condemn this morning's shooting. This unprecedented cycle of evil, cold-blooded violence must stop and the Government and Gardaí stand with the people of the North Inner City," Minister Fitzgerald said.

"Last week I met locals in the North Inner City to hear about the effect this violence is having on their lives. I also witnessed the amazing work they are doing in their community. These ruthless gangs intent on violence and revenge have no place in any community in this country and they will not be tolerated.

"We are confronting this and are determined to see those involved brought to justice. Major investigations are underway in relation to recent shooting incidents and every necessary resource is available to An Garda Síochána.

"We will continue to provide all necessary resources to provide high visibility policing to reassure communities, including extensive armed checkpoints across the city.

"There has been absolutely no scaling back in these operations, nor will there be as long as these outrages threaten public order in this country."

(MH/LM)

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