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Dublin Joint Policing Committee has a role to play in dealing with increased gun crime - O'Toole

24 November, 2006


The vice-chairperson of the Dublin Joint Policing Committee, Sinn Féin Councillor Larry O'Toole has said the committee must discuss ways of dealing with the increased prevalence of serious gun crime when it meets on Monday. Councillor O'Toole was speaking today after a third fatal shooting in the state in just one week.

He said, "There is serious concern among the general public at the increased prevalence of serious gun crime and killings throughout the state. There is a role to be played by the Joint Policing Committee in dealing with this issue.

"Sinn Féin has proposed that the committee establish a workshop to look at ways to deal with serious drug and gun crime and I will be proposing that this be prioritised at Monday's meeting. I will also be proposing that the committee sponsor a number of public meetings to take into account the views of the public and also to allay fears in local communities. In the meantime I would urge people to be vigilant in the face of what can only be described as a serious and worrying crime-wave." ENDS

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