Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Jim O’ Callaghan will march alongside the people of Drogheda this Saturday (January 25th) against the activities of organised criminal gangs in the area.

Deputy O’Callaghan will gather with the Drogheda Community on the Peace Bridge at 1:30pm before marching as a community to St Peters Church on West Street.

“During the life-time of the Fine Gael Government, we have seen countless shootings, numerous deaths and the expansion of the gangs to Drogheda and Longford.

“In recent weeks in Ireland, gangland violence has reached new levels with the horrific murder of a 17-year-old child. This shocking crime demonstrates the lack of humanity shown by those who carried this crime. It’s has brought gangland criminality back into the spotlight and is now something which must be addressed.

“I will march in solidarity on Saturday alongside my colleagues Declan Breathnach and Cllr James Byrne, and the people of Drogheda because Fianna Fail is committed to easing this on-going crisis. People are living in fear within their own communities and these thugs carrying out these acts of violence must be stopped. 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.