16 August 2017 

“This outrageous attack is totally unacceptable and I utterly deplore this shooting which has tragically resulted in the loss of two lives as well as others injured.  

These ruthless people have no regard for human life and this will not be tolerated. The Gardaí continue to confront this threat daily and are determined to see those involved brought to justice. This callous, cold-blooded violence has no place in our communities - the Government and Gardaí stand with the people of Ballymun against such despicable acts and will continue to ensure there is high visibility policing to combat such attacks, including extensive armed checkpoints across the city, for as long as necessary.”