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Commission needed to deal with crime in North Dublin

13 January 2020

Statement by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
Spokesperson on Education and Skills, Gaeilge and the Gaeltacht

Responding to last night’s shooting in Kilbarrack, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for a Mulvey-style report to deal with ongoing gang violence in North Dublin.

Senator Ó Ríordáin said:

“The shooting that took place in Kilbarrack last night is a stark reminder of the need for a Northside crime task force.

“The sporadic but frantic nature of this feud is causing real concern amongst people in North Dublin communities. It is time for genuine evaluation of the root causes of this feud and potential solutions are needed.

“We know how much of a difference the Mulvey Report made to the North Inner City. Proper investment and respect for that process made a huge difference. We need to see a similar exercise across the Northside immediately.

“Labour’s successful campaign for a new Garda station in Dublin 17 is only the beginning of what is needed.

“A Northside Commission should involve all stakeholders especially schools, youth groups, Northside Partnership and other agencies.”