Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Jim O’Callaghan TD has condemned the latest gangland shooting in Dublin’s North inner city this morning.
“This shooting is shocking but unfortunately is not surprising. It is not acceptable that this brutality is taking place on the streets of our capital. Over the last few months we have seen a spate of gangland killings dominate the media, beginning with the callous shooting in the Regency Hotel in Whitehall.
“We saw condemnation from the Minister for Justice and promises to crack down on these criminal gangs. Despite this, the feuding between these criminal gangs has continued. Today we saw a shooting in broad daylight, just minutes walking distance from our cities main thoroughfare.
“Fianna Fáil is repeating our party’s call for a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit to be established with a remit to include co-operation with Interpol and other police agencies. This unit, if adequately resourced, could spearhead the fight against these crime gangs.
“The residents of Dublin need to see the battle against these criminal gangs intensified, to prevent further attacks like the ones we saw this morning,” concluded Deputy O’Callaghan.