Extra Garda Patrols in Moyross Welcomed

Posted 9 years ago, 23 Mar 2013 by Cathal Mc Carthy Profile Cathal Mc Carthy

Following a spate of gun attacks that have plagued Moyross for the past month, which had spilled over into other areas, Moyross finally has increased Garda patrols. Welcoming this development, Moyross Residents Alliance Chairperson, Tom Daly, said he was relieved that the authorities were finally listening. "I have been criticised by certain quarters for highlighting the recent spate of shootings and was told that 'what happens in Moyross should stay in Moyross'. This is an unbelievable attitude from an individual that has a high authority in Moyross and should really know better. How were we ever to get more patrols for the area when the situation was being ignored when we were trying to deal with it quietly. People have a right to live in peace and harmony and not be frightened to come outside their front doors" said Mr. Daly. "The local media were happy to report misinformation as fact and that also had to be challenged. Labeling innocent families as drug dealers involved in a feud is just not on. If these issues weren't highlighted they would only escalate. The local media should engage with residents directly and not listen to spin and misinformation, that's just lazy journalism. The recent shooting on the Old Cratloe Road should have been given more prominence". said Mr. Daly