| 5.6°C Dublin

Thousands march in Drogheda against drugs violence

Close

STANDING TOGETHER: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was among 5,000 people who attended a public rally against violence in Drogheda yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren

STANDING TOGETHER: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was among 5,000 people who attended a public rally against violence in Drogheda yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren

STANDING TOGETHER: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was among 5,000 people who attended a public rally against violence in Drogheda yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren

The Mayor of Drogheda has appealed to the killers of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods to identify where the rest of his remains are so his family can lay him to rest.

Cllr Paul Bell also described the manner in which the teenager was dismembered as "inhumane and demonic".

He said that the message to those involved in the feud is: "You must go and go now." He was addressing a crowd of around 5,000 people who gathered yesterday as part of the Standing Together rally in opposition to the escalating gangland feud that has so far claimed three lives.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald, Labour leader Brendan Howlin and Aontu leader Peadar Toibin also attended.

Thousands attended a rally in Drogheda, Ireland to voice opposition to drug-related violence in the town, following the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods. Politicians including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin participated in the march during an election campaign that has seen law and order become a key issue.

The mayor said the people of Drogheda were ''terror fatigued'' from "enduring intimidation, threats, destruction of property, assaults, attempted murder and the ultimate evil act of murder itself".

Sunday Independent