Saturday 21 April 2018

Unfair to blame MCD for violence

Madam -- Following the series of stabbings at the Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin's Phoenix Park last weekend, I think it is easy for people to blame organisers MCD.

MCD met with the gardai, but if the Minister for Justice thinks lessons can be learned regarding the circumstances of the concert, he may need to look at the bigger picture.

Music has shaped every generation, but the emergence of violence to accompany the trend is the issue here, not the fact that drugs and alcohol were consumed at a concert; it's not like that's a first. So Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, needs to delve deeper into the societal problems regarding our young people, rather than chastising MCD because he needs a scapegoat.

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