Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Jim O’ Callaghan has said that the levels of gangland violence being experienced in Ireland has now reached crisis point following the shocking murder of a 17-year-old boy.

DNA testing confirmed on Wednesday that the human limbs found in an estate in Coolock on Monday night were those of Keane Mulready-Woods, who had been missing since last Sunday.

Deputy O’Callaghan said: “Gardaí believe Keane was murdered as part of the ongoing feud between two criminal gangs in Drogheda. The lack of humanity shown by those who carried out these attacks shows that ordinary policing cannot work in combating these gangs. The Fine Gael led government has lost the battle against gangland crime.

“During their time in Government, we have seen countless shootings, the most recent victim an innocent taxi driver in Drogheda, numerous deaths and the expansion of the gangs to Drogheda and Longford.

“Gangland criminal gangs are now terrorising the communities in which they operate. This is now a national crisis. It is not sufficient to send extra units to hotspot areas daily – fully trained and equipped operational armed units need to be resourced to work on a 24/7 basis throughout the country to breakdown these organised criminals,” concluded Deputy O’Callaghan.