Fianna Fáil Press Office
Cllr Paul McAuliffe
Dublin North-West

05 February 2016

Latest shooting highlights growing problem of violent crime in Dublin – McAuliffe

Fianna Fáil leader on Dublin City Council Paul McAuliffe has warned that the levels of violent crime in the city are getting out of control following this afternoon’s shooting.

The Dublin North West candidate said: “Last year in Dublin city we had more than 600 incidents of crime involving a firearm or an offensive weapon.  Across our capital we have seen guns and knives being used not just in gangland murders but increasingly in burglary, muggings and in drunken disputes.

“Dublin City needs the Fianna Fáil proposed dedicated garda unit to tackle gun crime. Shootings in the city in recent times have shaken the confidence of people who live and work there. We need to remove the guns from our streets, and give Gardai the resources to do that job.”