Commenting on the latest gangland related shooting which occurred in Leixlip, Co.Kildare last night, Fianna Fáil’s Justice Spokesperson, Jim O’Callaghan said, “Since this feud first erupted, the gardai have done remarkable work in their attempt to contain threats and violence. On many occasions their work has successfully intercepted plots to carry out murder and other vicious crimes on our streets.
“One of the main reasons for that has been the increase in Garda presence in the communities’ worst affected. The Government must do its utmost to ensure that adequate resources and overtime for Gardaí are maintained.
“Last night’s murder was a particularly callous and brazen crime. This victim appears to have been targeted despite detectives confirming that he had no involvement in criminality or link to gangland associates.
“The fact that a man living in a quiet family estate could be attacked and killed yards from his doorstep sets a new precedent. The fight against organised crime and those inflicting terror in the capital and now the satellite towns surrounding it must be ramped up,” he concluded.