Spiral of violence has Dubliners living in fear
Published 27/04/2016 | 02:30
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's call for a coalition of the courageous to stand up to the killers causing such misery on the streets of our capital is a laudable one.
But facing down ruthless gangs, armed to the teeth and ready to take a life without question, requires more than brave citizens willing to make a stand.
To tackle this problem, the State needs to marshal all resources available, including An Garda Síochána. There needs to be lockdown on the streets of Dublin, and more police on the ground. Known criminals must be targeted, and the State must step in and protect vulnerable communities, many of whom feel they have been abandoned.