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Offering our solidarity with the people of Inner City Dublin

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:40 PM

Today during Leaders' Questions our Party Leader, Brendan Howlin TD offered his and the Labour Party's full solidarity and support to the people of Inner City Dublin who are under siege because of criminal activity in the area.

 

Deputy Howlin said it was important that the Dáil and every Member in it not only stands with the people in the Inner City but is determined to solve the problems they face. 

Deputy Howlin called on the Taoiseach to set up a a multi-agency task force to combat the rise of gangland crime in Dublin’s North Inner City - which the Taoiseach responded positively too and assured Deputy Howlin that all sides of the House will have input into the terms of reference.

Speaking after Leaders' Questions Deputy Howlin said "

In order for the task force to be effective it must carry real weight. It should engage with key stakeholders in the community to ensure there is a comprehensive and broad based approach to tackling gangland crime. There needs to be a focus on addressing issues of deprivation, education and healthcare. It must also work with our European partners to combat the transnational nature of modern day criminal activity."

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