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Sinn Féin picketing head shops in Dublin South Central

24 April, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD is today putting pickets on four Head Shops in his constituency. Deputy Ó Snodaigh is due to launch a comprehensive piece of legislation to deal with the problem of Head Shops on Tuesday and is calling for all party support in the Dáil. Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said: “More than four years ago Sinn Féin and others highlighted the problems with head shops following the death of a young man who had taken magic mushrooms. Over four years later we are still waiting for action from the Government to address the many other equally dangerous substances on sale in head shops.

“In the mean time an EU report published yesterday shows that new so called 'legal highs' are being developed at a rate of 2 every month. “Today I will be highlighting the dangers associated with many of the products on sale in head shops. I will be picketing four of these shops in my constituency and handing out leaflets to potential customers which show the effects these products can have on the health of those who consume them.” ENDS Editor’s note: Below are the details of the shops to be picketed today along with the times.
12noon to 12:30 Buzz Stop Head Shop, Thomas Street 12:30 to 1pm Liberty Head Shop, Meath Street 1pm to 1:30pm Head Shop on the Coomb 1:30pm to 2pm Nirvana Head Shop, Clanbrassil Street Aengus Ó Snodaigh is available for comment. Contact Shaun Tracey on 0877735218.

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