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Sinn Féin call for Dáil debate on escalating gun crime

15 November, 2007

Sinn Féin Dublin TD and Spokesperson on Community Safety this morning sought an adjournment of the Dáil to facilitate a debate on the escalating gun crime in the city. The adjournment was not agreed to by the Dáil Ceann Chomairle.
Deputy Ó Snodaigh requested in the Dáil that:
"The government are not channelling resources into tackling gun crime in an effective manner. This has been evidenced by one man being shot dead at his home in Tallaght yesterday, Gardaí being held at gun-point last Friday and again last night by armed robbers in a hotel in Athy.
"Also research is being presented to the Psychology Society of Ireland today which finds a significant number of secondary school students have easy access to illegal weapons.
"There is an urgent need for the government to re-channel resources in a much more effective way along the lines recommended by both Sinn Féin in its submission to the Policing Plan 2008 and by the Garda Inspectorate in its most recent report." CRÍOCH

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