Residents of Dublin's North inner city are too afraid to provide information on gangland feuds as they believe they would "pay a very serious price."
That's according to outgoing Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.
He's described the gangland war between the Kinahan and Hutch factions as "terrorism" saying it's leaving locals in fear.
Brendan Carr told 98FM News about the intimidation they feel saying:"A lot of the residents... they might have information and be able to assist, but feel they are intimidated and threatened and that if they gave any information to the Gardaí that they would suffer for doing that."
Carr added "The way I'm looking at the North inner city and other communities around Dublin is that the residents themselves are being terrorised and are going out on a daily basis, looking over their shoulder - that to me is what the whole idea of terrorism is about and the only way it's going to be stopped is by people standing up, speaking out and taking these terrorists on."