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Criminal thugs must be brought to justice - Adams

8 February, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking in Dublin today about criminality and the recent fatal gun attack at the Regency Hotel, Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams said:

“What happened at the Regency Hotel last week was an outrage and horrendous.

“It was a brazen attack in broad daylight by criminal thugs who believe they can operate with impunity and above the normal rule of law. 

“They should be locked up, where they belong.

“Organised crime can be tackled. 

“Sinn Féin’s priority in tackling crime will be to provide the Gardaí with proper resources and we will recruit 3,000 Gardaí - more than reversing the 2,500 cut by this Government - and to reopen the 140 Garda stations they have closed.

“Our overriding aim is to ensure criminal thugs have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

“They need to be brought to justice, be subject to the full rigour of the law and put behind bars where they belong.

“That is our priority.

“I understand a group calling itself the Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for the attack at the Regency Hotel.

“They are not the IRA.

“The IRA are gone and their weapons are gone.

“Enda Kenny knows that.

“Incidentally, the same group has me and other Sinn Fein reps under active death threat. This was confirmed to me by the PSNI in recent months.”

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