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Call for increased targeting of drug gangs after latest murder victim is found in Kildare

4 September, 2016 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD commenting on the latest violent drugs gang related murder has called for those involved in the bloodletting to end their feuds.

Teachta Ó Snodaigh said;

“The killing of Philip Finnegan who hasn’t been seen at his home in Mary Aikenhead House in Dublin's South Inner City since August 10th has the hallmarks of being another victim of the brutal feuds between criminals that have been plaguing communities across the city and country in recent years.

“The discovery of Philip's remains in County Kildare nearly four weeks since he was last seen is another sad chapter in the ongoing the carnage being wrought on our communities by criminal thugs.”

Expressing worry at the continuing savagery Teachta Ó Snodaigh said that recent gang related shootings and murders have brought home once again the senselessness of killings by the local and international thugs involved in drugs smuggling, distribution and sale.

“These drugs gangs continue to suck young men and women into their criminal clutches.”

Repeating his call made several times in last number of years the Dublin South Central TD said;

“There is an urgent need for a Garda Taskforce covering the areas of Dublin 8 and 12 especially, including the proper resourcing of local Garda Drugs Units, sufficient Gardaí on the beat, a increased targeting of members of local drugs gangs and the immediate confiscation of the proceeds of the drugs trade. This also has to be coupled with a serious investment in drugs rehabilitation services.

“Philip's death, and that of local man Trevor O'Neill who was murdered in Majorca three weeks ago, is a reminder of the horrors of criminal feuds.”


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