Cllr Flood Condemns Drogheda Shooting

kenneth-floodAs Chairperson of The Joint Policing Committee covering Drogheda Councillor Kenneth Flood ‘absolutely condemns the mindless thugs who carried out the shooting in Beechwood Drive on Saturday.’
Cllr Flood said “The fact that a grandmother and her 12 year old grandson were reportedly the only occupants of the house at the time of the attack just goes to show the callous nature of the perpetrators who did not care who was in their firing line.
“An attack of this kind is also an attack on the entire community and as a community we must rally together and all play our part in ensuring that the authorities have the information they need to tackle these criminals.”
Cllr Flood asked that “anyone with any information to contact Drogheda Garda Station or even the Garda Confidential Telephone Line to pass on anything they know.
There are various resources to assist to those affected by crime such as the Crime Victims Helpline and Gardaí assigned to assist people who may be facing a specific threat.”
Concluding, Cllr Kenneth Flood said “Finally, I just want to reiterate that my door is always open to those who want to discuss how residents can play their part in deterring crime through Neighbourhood Watch, Community Alert or Text alert schemes.”

Chair of Dundalk Joint Policing Forum comments Omeath Tragedy

Jim LoughranSinn Féin Councillor, Jim Loughran , who represents the Dundlak Carlingford area and is chair of the Dundalk Joint Policing Forum has offered his deepest sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives in a fatal shooting in Omeath last night. He also wishes a speedy recovery to the young lady who was injured in the incident also.
Cllr Loughran says
“The whole community of Omeath are devastated by the death of a young Garda who was going about his duty offering assistance to a member of the public.  I had the privilege of knowing Garda Golden and he was very well liked and respected in the area.  I also offer my sympathy and support to his colleagues in An  Garda Siochana at this time.”