8th August 
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, T.D.,  has commended An Garda Síochána for their successful intervention on Monday to prevent further violence and loss of life connected to organised crime.  
The Minister said:
"The decisive action taken by An Garda Síochána on Monday has undoubtedly prevented further loss of life and I commend the courage and determination of the Garda members involved in the operation.  The outcome demonstrates the effectiveness of  the relentless efforts of An Garda Síochána in tackling the menace of organised crime gangs.  No-one should underestimate the scale of the challenge which An Garda Síochána face, or the time it may take to put particular gangs out of business. But, however long it takes, those involved in such gangs will come to realise that no-one is above the law. The Government will continue to fully support An Garda Síochána in their crucial work"