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Legislative response for head shops still required - Ó Snodaigh

21 April, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Responding to the Garda Commissioner’s announcement of the establishment of a nationwide investigation into the activities of head shops and the criminal acts committed against them, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Justice Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD welcomed the move which Ó Snodaigh urged him to make as a matter of urgency. In a letter to the Commissioner last week, the Dublin TD said that it was vital to immediately “commence a targeted investigation into head shops under existing laws and powers”

Speaking today, however, Ó Snodaigh stressed that there is also an urgent need for proper legislation which will tackle these issues concretely.

He said:

“Along with this first step in investigations into Head shops there is also need for government to acknowledge that a comprehensive legislative response it still required. I, along with my party Sinn Féin will be launching a Bill next week outlining such legislative measures that would tackle the issues head on.” ENDS

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