Legislative response for head shops still required - Ó Snodaigh
Responding to the Garda Commissioner’s announcement of the establishment of a nationwide investigation into the activities of head shops and the criminal acts committed against them, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Justice Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD welcomed the move which Ó Snodaigh urged him to make as a matter of urgency. In a letter to the Commissioner last week, the Dublin TD said that it was vital to immediately “commence a targeted investigation into head shops under existing laws and powers”
Speaking today, however, Ó Snodaigh stressed that there is also an urgent need for proper legislation which will tackle these issues concretely.
“Along with this first step in investigations into Head shops there is also need for government to acknowledge that a comprehensive legislative response it still required. I, along with my party Sinn Féin will be launching a Bill next week outlining such legislative measures that would tackle the issues head on.” ENDS