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Ó Ríordáin condemns Darndale shooting

15 May 2020

Statement by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
Spokesperson on Education, Enterprise and Trade

Reacting to news of last night’s shooting in Darndale, Labour TD for Dublin Bay North, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said:

“I strongly condemn last night’s shooting in Darndale.

“While thankfully there has been no loss of life in this instance, it is a stark reminder that violent crime hasn’t gone away during the public health emergency.

“I have been calling for a Northside Crime Task Force that would bring together community stakeholders in Dublin Bay North for some time now, similar to the Mulvey Commission for the North Inner City.

“We need to see action on this now.

“Communities shouldn’t have to live in fear of violence and parents shouldn’t have to worry that their children mightn’t be safe when playing outside their homes.

“Children growing up shouldn’t be conditioned to think this type of violence is normal.

“We need to see a real commitment from Government on this before the situation gets out of hand.”