Warning to gangs: We are not afraid
Justice minister draws a parallel between the Veronica Guerin murder and the Regency attack, writes Niall O'Connor
This day, one year ago, something went seriously wrong. The protectors of the people weren't there when their presence was needed most.
A failure of intelligence. A Garda force starved of resources. A reactionary government that was simply ill-prepared to deal with an escalation in gangland violence.
These are just some of the criticisms levelled at the State in the aftermath of the events of February 5, 2016 - a day which saw terror descend on the streets of our capital.