Would you like your children to grow up in the shadow of a member of An Garda Síochana in full body armor and armed with machine guns? Or maybe in full view of a man being gunned down in retribution of another’s untimely end. The community of the North Inner City has come together to say enough is enough.
Dublin’s North Inner City community networks came together to discuss possible actions to deal with the growing rate of criminal fatalities and the open dealing of illicit substances (to name but a few of the variety of terminal issues facing the people of the North Inner City).
Below is the outcome of that meeting and links to the articles published after the meeting.
On behalf of the community networks in Dublin’s North Inner City, we would like to thank all those who attended the very lively and successful press conference that took place today Friday 29th April at 9.30am in Killarney Court, Dublin 1.
The Press conference was called to highlight the need for Government action to address the serious anti-community violence and drug crime that is afflicting this community, including its causes, the entrenched and intergenerational poverty, inequality and social exclusion.
The Actions that emerged from the press conference include the following;
1. A call to the Minister of Justice to meet with representatives from the community to demand meaningful actions from government to address the current serious violence and drug dealing in the North Inner city.
2. Organise an inclusive community peaceful procession and vigil to allow the community come together to support each other.
3. Continue to galvanise support within the community inclusive of residents, local community services & project and the local politicians to maintain pressure on the Government to put in place the lasting measures that will address the entrenched inequalities and poverty and break the cycle of violence, addiction and drug dealing that is so damaging to the community.
Thank you again for your support and we will keep you informed as things develop.
Dublin’s North Inner City community networks
INNER CITY ORGANISATIONS NETWORK (ICON), NORTH EAST INNER CITY COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM (NEIC CPF), YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK (YPAR), NIC LOCAL DRUGS TASK FORCE