Monday 11 December 2017

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

Murdered: Veronica Guerin. Photo: David Conachy
Murdered: Veronica Guerin. Photo: David Conachy
Niall O'Connor

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.

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