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Dolphin’s Barn bomb scare part of ongoing campaign of intimidation by drug dealers – Ó Snodaigh

23 June, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson and Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has condemned the planting of a hoax device under a car in Dolphin’s Barn this morning. Deputy Ó Snodaigh has described the incident as yet another sickening attack on community workers who are determined to stand up for their community in the face of an ongoing campaign of intimidation from drug dealing gangs.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “Drug dealers in this area continue to pose a direct challenge to An Garda Síochána and this challenge must be met with a robust response. This morning’s bomb scare is yet another sickening attack, part of an ongoing campaign of intimidation from drug dealing gangs against local community workers who are determined to enhance their area and not allow it be run by drug-dealing scum.

“The Gardaí and the Dublin CIty Council must meet this challenge head on with every available resource that can be deployed in this community. Some of those involved in the recent campaign of intimidation are not from the flats themselves, exclusion orders should be sought against them. The main dealers and thugs living in the complex must face eviction. To do anything less will be a signal that the thugs have the upper hand.

“Everybody should have the right to live in a safe and clean environment free from threats of violence, intimidation and the scourge of drugs. This community must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the drug dealers and their chronies. It must be reclaimed for the people of this area. The Gardaí must meet these drug dealing thugs head on.

“The state also has a duty to ensure that community projects are properly resourced, that the year long wait for a government decision about hiring a Project Worker for the Dolphin House CDP (Community Development Project) is over and one should be appointed immediately, that the proposed cuts in drugs services in the area be reversed and in fact that funding into the area, which wasn't visited by the Celtic Tiger, be guaranteed and increased to tackle problems in the area and ensure future generations don't fall prey to the thugs and their poisonous trade.” ENDS

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