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“Sheepmoor embodies community spirit not fear”- Councillor Natalie Treacy

3 December, 2014

Sinn Féin councillor Natalie Treacy has expressed her disappointment on the very negative article written by Eamon Dillion in a recent edition of the Sunday World. The article headlined, “Estate of Fear” describes Sheepmoor in Dublin West as one of Ireland's most troubled estates.

Commenting on the article Cllr Treacy said:

"The Sunday World article ties two of the infamous Westies gang to Sheepmoor, who were not from there and who have been dead for nearly ten years. Sheepmoor is a brilliant estate and has a great sense of community spirit. I have experienced this first hand as I am a member of the local Sheepmoorians group.

It’s a pity the article didn’t focus on the decent people who live there. All the young people who come out for the community clean-ups and the people from the Sheepmoorians group who volunteer their time to do positive things in their area.

I would like to invite the Sunday World out to visit the Sheepmoorians group to write a story about all the positive things that are happening in the area.

Speaking after the recent Sheepmoorians group meeting Maureen Penrose, one of the founder members of the group, said 

This group was set up over two years ago to raise the positive profile of the area and I feel the Sunday World article was very negative and all the issues mentioned haven’t happened in years in our area.

I like the fact that a lot of residents had such positive things to say about Sheepmoor on the Facebook group page and that the recent article doesn’t accurately portray what Sheepmoor is like now”

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