Deploy Army to halt criminals, says Ring's brother
A BROTHER of a government minister whose bread van is still missing after being stolen on Thursday evening has called for the deployment of the Army on to the streets in order to thwart criminals, write Tom Shiel and Sam Griffin.
John Ring, brother of junior minister Michael Ring, made the call yesterday as gardai continued their search for his van.
The vehicle, containing about €1,000 in cash and cheques and €1,500 worth of bread and cakes, disappeared from outside 'Ronnie's Shop' in Springfield, Castlebar, Co Mayo.
"It's worse than Vietnam here now and absolutely nothing is being done to stop it," Mr Ring said. "The Army should be brought on to the streets to curb the growing lawlessness."