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Disgraceful Incident at Dowdallshill Cemetery ‘appalling and unjustifiable’ – Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú

21 July, 2019

Sinn Féin councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has said;

“The person driving the vehicle which injured a number of people and damaged numerous cars during this evening’s Blessing of the Graves ceremony at St Patrick’s Cemetery, Dowdallshill must bear full responsibility for their actions. 

“Numerous people have contacted me regarding this disgraceful incident. 

“I understand that several people were injured with one person seriously wounded. In addition, several cars have been damaged. 

“Many more people could have been hurt by the despicable actions of this individual given the volume of people attending the graveyard. 

“This ceremony is attended by thousands of people every year, including many children and elderly people, who come to Dowdallshill to remember loved ones. 

“People are very angry that anyone would show such disregard for people’s safety. It is absolutely appalling and unjustifiable behaviour. 

“I will be speaking to An Garda Síochána as soon as possible regarding this incident and I understand that an individual has been arrested. 

“I would like to offer my solidarity to all those who were attending the Blessing of the Graves ceremony, particularly those injured in this incident.” 

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