24 Hours surveillance urgently required for gang leaders – Imelda Munster TD
Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Imelda Munster has expressed anger at the latest resurgence of the feud in Drogheda.
Deputy Munster said:
“This latest attack, which was carried out in a densely populated area on a bright summer’s evening, saw children out playing having to run for cover as shots were fired and left residents horrified and shocked.
“Two houses in Moneymore were petrol bombed shortly afterwards, with Fire Services saying that this fire was one of the biggest that they have had to deal with to date in the ongoing feud.
“Some people are reporting that there have been fewer checkpoints seen around the town in the last few weeks.
"These latest attacks have heightened the sense of fear once again in communities in Drogheda. This cannot be allowed to continue.
"I acknowledge that Gardaí have been making arrests over the last few weeks but it need to be stepped up immediately.
"I have requested a meeting with the Chief Superintendent to discuss these matters but it is clear that what’s needed is 24 hour surveillance on the key culprits in this feud.
"Every time they step outside their door they should be aware that Gardaí are following them, morning, noon and night.
“These people have no regard for anyone in the town, whether it be children playing outside, people asleep in their beds at night or those simply going about their daily business.
“I hope to discuss this issue when I meet the Chief Superintendent and Garda Representatives locally.”