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Call for end to Garda recruitment ban in wake of latest killing

7 July, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on the Government to respond to the killing of Wayne Doherty in Hartstown last Saturday by lifting the bans on Garda recruitment, promotion and overtime and by making appropriate training and technologies available to the Gardaí.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh condemned the killing of the father of two and extended sympathies to his family friends and neighbours.

Speaking today he said, “I condemn the brutal murder of father-of-two Wayne Doherty in Hartstown last Saturday night and to extend sympathies to his family, friends and neighbours.

“The government must respond to this latest murder by lifting Garda recruitment, promotion and overtime bans and by correctly resourcing Gardaí by making appropriate training and technologies available including secure digital radio and surveillance equipment.

“It is essential that communities assist Gardaí in their efforts and are properly protected when doing so. All of this is imperative if we are to effectively face-down gangland crime.” ENDS

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