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Councillor Chris Curran welcomes peaceful ending to armed standoff in Ballyogan

16 February, 2017 - by Chris Curran


Sinn Féin Councillor Chris Curran has welcomed a peaceful ending to an armed standoff which took place in Ballyogan today.

Councillor Curran was speaking this afternoon after armed Gardaí sealed off the Ballyogan estate when a man who claimed to have a gun and a grenade held his partner in his house for a number of hours.

Councillor Curran, who was on the ground in Ballyogan for most of today, said;

“I am glad to see a peaceful ending to this situation and want to thank the gardaí and the army for their work in what was a very serious and dangerous episode.

“The local community in Ballyogan are also to be commended for how they handled this difficult situation.  There was a cordon put on the estate and many couldn’t get out to collect kids from school and other important stuff.

“This type of thing is not the norm in this area and so I am particularly happy to see the community rallying round, looking after each other and ensuring that the Gardaí and the army were able to do their jobs without interference.”

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