Monday 24 July 2017

Living in a state of fear

WARREN O'Connor accompanied a friend who went to complain about loud music in a flat in the north Dublin apartment block where he lived. They were met with abuse and threats. Nothing surprising there, in our increasingly violent and barbarous capital city.

But then the incident ratcheted up, through various stages from the grotesque to the horrific. After a late-night chase which ended in a car park, Warren was dead, stabbed in the chest with a bread knife.

Within 24 hours, not far away, another young man lay dead. It was the fifth killing in the same area of north Dublin in 10 days. Three of them were gang-related.

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