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Crumlin / Drimnagh feud escalating out of hand – Ó Snodaigh

23 February, 2007


Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said latest shooting in the feud between Crumlin and Drimnagh crime gangs is a result of the Government's failure to act. For the last number of years Deputy Ó Snodaigh has been calling on the Government to establish a special Garda task force to re-focus Garda resources on bringing this feud to an end.

Speaking today after the second gangland shooting in three days was linked by Gardaí to the Crumlin/Drimnagh feud Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, "From day one when this feud began I warned that it had the potential to get out of hand and to spread beyond Crumlin and Drimnagh if the Government did not act. With two shootings in three days, one of them in Blanchardstown, both of these fears have now materialised.

"For the past number of years I have been calling for a special task force to be established to re-focus Garda resources on bringing this feud to an end. This week's bloodshed has proven the case for the establishment of such a task force.

"Last night's shooting shows that these criminals will waste no time retaliating in this tit for tat exchange showing the urgency with which the Government and the Gardaí must now act. I reiterate my call for a special task force to be established to deal with this feud before any more blood is shed." ENDS

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