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Rescources must be retained in Drogheda area to beat gangs

5 November 2019

Statement by Senator Ged Nash
Spokesperson on Employment and Social Protection

Labour Senator in Louth & East Meath Ged Nash has called for Garda resources to be retained and increased in the wake of the latest incident linked to the ongoing Drogheda feud.

A 39-year-old man was shot dead in Bettystown in East Meath late last night.

Senator Nash said:

“Last night’s fatal shooting is a stark reminder that this feud which has plagued the Drogheda area for well over a year is very much still active.

“It is absolutely vital that there is no let-up in the resources being diverted to deal with this ongoing issue, and that funding to support the relentless work of the Gardai in tacking these gangs is not only retained, but beefed up.

“We must also ensure that the local Louth and Meath Garda divisions continue to work closely together in tackling the feud.

“The local community in Drogheda, East Meath and South Louth have had to deal with the repercussions of this long running dispute and are rightly sickened by this latest incident.

“People need to feel safe in their community and the Gardai need to have all the resources they demand to deal with this criminal feud.”